Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians

Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
66,540 2.6 % $28.30 $58,860 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.79 $21.01 $26.66 $33.84 $42.47
Annual Wage (2) $34,920 $43,690 $55,460 $70,380 $88,340


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 8,060 2.20 $30.61 $63,670
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 4,640 0.77 $25.02 $52,030
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,090 0.84 $36.44 $75,790
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,670 0.63 $24.68 $51,340
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 3,490 0.48 $26.97 $56,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 8,060 2.20 $30.61 $63,670
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,670 1.76 $28.64 $59,570
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,060 0.94 $32.36 $67,300
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,800 0.90 $25.86 $53,780
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 740 0.90 $22.98 $47,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.24 $41.84 $87,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 220 0.06 $37.82 $78,660
Beverage Manufacturing 400 0.15 $36.86 $76,680
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,090 0.84 $36.44 $75,790
Oil and Gas Extraction 230 0.17 $35.52 $73,880


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,090 0.42 0.91 $32.87 $68,370
Michigan 4,430 1.03 2.23 $26.12 $54,320
California 4,080 0.24 0.52 $33.10 $68,850
Minnesota 3,340 1.17 2.54 $25.13 $52,270
New York 3,150 0.34 0.73 $27.50 $57,200




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 1,400 4.58 9.96 $35.80 $74,470
Minnesota 3,340 1.17 2.54 $25.13 $52,270
Tennessee 3,140 1.06 2.31 $23.74 $49,390
Michigan 4,430 1.03 2.23 $26.12 $54,320
Indiana 2,860 0.94 2.04 $23.99 $49,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $38.21 $79,470
Louisiana 450 0.23 0.51 $36.02 $74,930
Vermont 1,400 4.58 9.96 $35.80 $74,470
Montana 30 0.07 0.15 $33.90 $70,500
California 4,080 0.24 0.52 $33.10 $68,850





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,600 1.32 2.86 $27.73 $57,680
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,510 0.91 1.98 $28.90 $60,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,460 1.26 2.74 $25.88 $53,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,090 1.02 2.22 $30.81 $64,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,980 0.55 1.20 $34.80 $72,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,660 0.56 1.21 $33.57 $69,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,640 0.35 0.77 $25.28 $52,590
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,540 0.16 0.35 $28.67 $59,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,510 0.25 0.54 $35.18 $73,170
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,320 10.73 23.33 $36.57 $76,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,320 10.73 23.33 $36.57 $76,060
Kokomo, IN 190 4.87 10.59 $18.95 $39,410
Sherman-Denison, TX 180 4.08 8.88 $33.37 $69,410
Warner Robins, GA 280 3.84 8.35 $32.08 $66,730
Fort Collins, CO 400 2.49 5.42 $27.74 $57,700
New Bern, NC 110 2.47 5.37 $27.98 $58,210
Muskegon, MI 140 2.20 4.79 $23.43 $48,730
Florence, SC 180 2.10 4.57 $28.45 $59,170
Bowling Green, KY 130 1.71 3.73 $20.65 $42,960
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 80 1.66 3.62 $26.76 $55,660