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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technologists and 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)
67,110 2.8 % $28.56 $59,400 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.23 $21.37 $27.19 $34.24 $42.21
Annual Wage (2) $35,850 $44,440 $56,550 $71,220 $87,790


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 6,870 1.89 $30.90 $64,260
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 4,730 0.78 $24.63 $51,240
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,010 0.77 $37.08 $77,130
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 3,590 0.48 $27.48 $57,170
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,580 0.60 $26.17 $54,430

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 6,870 1.89 $30.90 $64,260
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,050 1.08 $27.59 $57,390
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,020 0.91 $32.42 $67,430
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 2,640 0.89 $29.20 $60,740
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,690 0.84 $26.67 $55,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 200 0.19 $41.71 $86,760
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 90 0.80 $41.66 $86,650
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,010 0.77 $37.08 $77,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 (7) $34.92 $72,630
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 280 0.07 $34.73 $72,240


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 6,250 0.50 1.10 $32.01 $66,580
California 4,570 0.26 0.58 $31.49 $65,490
Michigan 4,250 0.98 2.14 $27.22 $56,630
Minnesota 3,500 1.21 2.66 $25.81 $53,680
Ohio 3,370 0.62 1.35 $27.05 $56,250




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)
Minnesota 3,500 1.21 2.66 $25.81 $53,680
Michigan 4,250 0.98 2.14 $27.22 $56,630
South Carolina 2,040 0.97 2.11 $27.80 $57,820
New Hampshire 620 0.93 2.04 $28.30 $58,860
Massachusetts 3,130 0.86 1.89 $29.68 $61,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 30 0.11 0.24 $43.17 $89,780
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $38.84 $80,790
Louisiana 480 0.25 0.55 $37.02 $76,990
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $35.35 $73,530
Oklahoma 830 0.52 1.13 $32.07 $66,700





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,710 0.97 2.12 $30.03 $62,460
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,700 1.36 2.98 $28.83 $59,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,640 1.34 2.93 $26.68 $55,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,070 0.57 1.24 $34.65 $72,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,010 0.66 1.44 $32.72 $68,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,620 0.35 0.76 $26.76 $55,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,500 0.24 0.53 $32.44 $67,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,410 0.15 0.32 $27.93 $58,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,180 0.56 1.22 $29.45 $61,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 810 0.28 0.62 $33.84 $70,380




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)
Warner Robins, GA 290 3.93 8.61 $32.17 $66,910
Columbus, IN 190 3.62 7.91 $22.83 $47,490
Sumter, SC 120 3.15 6.90 $26.55 $55,230
Florence, SC 220 2.54 5.55 $25.61 $53,280
Fort Collins, CO 410 2.47 5.42 $29.30 $60,950
New Bern, NC 100 2.38 5.22 $28.66 $59,620
Bowling Green, KY 150 1.95 4.27 $20.48 $42,600
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 110 1.81 3.97 $28.74 $59,780
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 390 1.49 3.26 $32.07 $66,700
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 70 1.41 3.09 $28.77 $59,840