Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
63,220 2.3 % $27.37 $56,920 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.11 $20.14 $25.64 $32.88 $41.55
Annual Wage (2) $33,520 $41,900 $53,330 $68,380 $86,430


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 6,300 1.70 $29.79 $61,970
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 5,200 0.90 $23.66 $49,210
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,010 1.02 $35.64 $74,140
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,660 0.65 $23.40 $48,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,160 0.81 $28.14 $58,530

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 6,300 1.70 $29.79 $61,970
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,070 1.08 $29.79 $61,970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,010 1.02 $35.64 $74,140
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 5,200 0.90 $23.66 $49,210
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,160 0.81 $28.14 $58,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 260 0.07 $36.80 $76,550
Support Activities for Air Transportation 100 0.05 $36.78 $76,510
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 220 0.20 $35.94 $74,750
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,010 1.02 $35.64 $74,140
Oil and Gas Extraction 420 0.23 $34.48 $71,720


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)
Michigan 4,790 1.14 2.52 $24.82 $51,620
Tennessee 4,380 1.51 3.36 $22.31 $46,400
California 4,040 0.25 0.56 $32.33 $67,250
Texas 3,290 0.28 0.62 $31.61 $65,750
Ohio 3,200 0.60 1.33 $25.93 $53,930




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 1,260 4.14 9.19 (8) (8)
Tennessee 4,380 1.51 3.36 $22.31 $46,400
Michigan 4,790 1.14 2.52 $24.82 $51,620
Minnesota 2,950 1.05 2.33 $25.36 $52,740
Indiana 2,820 0.94 2.09 $24.41 $50,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.21 0.46 $41.40 $86,120
California 4,040 0.25 0.56 $32.33 $67,250
Texas 3,290 0.28 0.62 $31.61 $65,750
Connecticut 1,040 0.63 1.39 $30.69 $63,840
Kansas 570 0.41 0.91 $30.55 $63,540





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,120 1.11 2.46 $26.34 $54,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,730 0.89 1.98 $30.23 $62,880
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,450 1.21 2.68 $25.01 $52,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.49 1.09 $33.10 $68,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.22 0.49 $34.51 $71,780
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 800 1.44 3.21 $21.90 $45,550
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 760 0.42 0.94 $28.21 $58,680
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 750 1.05 2.33 $30.68 $63,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 730 0.55 1.21 $32.80 $68,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 720 0.25 0.55 $29.88 $62,150




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)
Grand Forks, ND-MN 160 3.29 7.31 $22.72 $47,250
Warner Robins, GA 210 3.05 6.78 $31.81 $66,160
Muskegon, MI 170 2.70 6.00 $21.04 $43,760
Kankakee, IL 100 2.39 5.30 $27.93 $58,080
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 360 2.38 5.28 $25.59 $53,230
Sheboygan, WI 130 2.27 5.04 $23.15 $48,150
Florence, SC 180 2.20 4.89 $27.33 $56,840
New Bern, NC 90 2.04 4.54 $28.46 $59,200
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 300 1.71 3.80 $27.52 $57,230
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 800 1.44 3.21 $21.90 $45,550