Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
65,020 2.1 % $27.79 $57,810 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.39 $20.53 $26.10 $33.27 $42.05
Annual Wage (2) $34,090 $42,690 $54,280 $69,210 $87,470


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 6,350 1.76 $30.18 $62,770
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 5,290 0.90 $24.44 $50,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,470 0.93 $36.28 $75,450
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,880 0.67 $23.56 $49,000
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 3,600 0.52 $26.56 $55,250

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 6,350 1.76 $30.18 $62,770
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,590 1.72 $28.90 $60,120
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,470 0.93 $36.28 $75,450
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 5,290 0.90 $24.44 $50,830
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,570 0.84 $26.24 $54,570

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 250 0.06 $37.64 $78,280
Beverage Manufacturing 320 0.13 $36.54 $76,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,470 0.93 $36.28 $75,450
Oil and Gas Extraction 230 0.17 $35.57 $73,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 230 (7) $35.21 $73,240


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)
Michigan 4,750 1.11 2.44 $24.78 $51,550
Texas 4,120 0.35 0.76 $31.74 $66,030
Tennessee 4,090 1.40 3.08 $22.85 $47,530
California 3,830 0.23 0.50 $33.10 $68,840
New York 3,100 0.34 0.74 $26.99 $56,140




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 1,520 4.99 10.94 $34.66 $72,100
Tennessee 4,090 1.40 3.08 $22.85 $47,530
Michigan 4,750 1.11 2.44 $24.78 $51,550
Minnesota 2,970 1.05 2.29 $25.54 $53,110
Indiana 3,020 1.00 2.20 $24.47 $50,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.12 0.27 $41.08 $85,440
Vermont 1,520 4.99 10.94 $34.66 $72,100
California 3,830 0.23 0.50 $33.10 $68,840
Maryland 590 0.22 0.49 $32.08 $66,730
Texas 4,120 0.35 0.76 $31.74 $66,030



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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 2,270 1.18 2.58 $26.26 $54,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,890 0.95 2.09 $30.69 $63,830
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.31 2.86 $26.26 $54,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,490 0.51 1.12 $32.73 $68,090
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,420 11.48 25.16 $35.52 $73,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.52 1.14 $33.91 $70,530
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.14 0.31 $29.77 $61,930
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 910 0.49 1.08 $28.41 $59,090
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 870 1.19 2.60 $27.61 $57,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.20 0.43 $35.35 $73,520


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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 1,420 11.48 25.16 $35.52 $73,890
Warner Robins, GA 260 3.71 8.13 $32.17 $66,920
Kankakee, IL 120 2.74 6.00 $28.33 $58,920
Muskegon, MI 160 2.64 5.79 $21.32 $44,350
Fort Collins, CO 390 2.54 5.57 $27.60 $57,400
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 350 2.24 4.91 $26.47 $55,070
Bowling Green, KY 150 2.04 4.48 $24.57 $51,100
Florence, SC 170 1.96 4.30 $26.10 $54,290
New Bern, NC 80 1.87 4.09 $29.74 $61,870
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 480 1.80 3.95 $20.75 $43,150


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.18 0.40 $42.49 $88,390
Bakersfield, CA 60 0.19 0.43 $41.24 $85,770
Lake Charles, LA 60 0.51 1.12 $37.90 $78,820
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 70 1.14 2.51 $37.29 $77,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 560 0.39 0.85 $36.73 $76,400
Mobile, AL 60 0.35 0.77 $36.39 $75,690
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,420 11.48 25.16 $35.52 $73,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.20 0.43 $35.35 $73,520
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.37 0.82 $35.03 $72,870
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.13 0.30 $34.80 $72,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 550 2.18 4.77 $25.95 $53,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 430 2.39 5.24 $27.06 $56,270
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 330 1.52 3.32 $24.94 $51,870
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 310 1.11 2.44 $23.99 $49,900
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 270 2.15 4.72 $27.87 $57,960

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 430 2.39 5.24 $27.06 $56,270
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 550 2.18 4.77 $25.95 $53,970
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 270 2.15 4.72 $27.87 $57,960
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 1.81 3.97 $27.07 $56,300
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.55 3.40 $26.96 $56,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 1.15 $33.01 $68,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.39 $30.55 $63,530
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.67 1.46 $29.43 $61,220
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 1.01 $28.71 $59,710
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 270 2.15 4.72 $27.87 $57,960


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018