Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
61,630 1.9 % $24.30 $50,540 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.17 $18.56 $23.18 $29.11 $35.31
Annual Wage (2) $31,560 $38,610 $48,210 $60,560 $73,440


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 5,670 1.54 $23.63 $49,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,380 0.91 $28.09 $58,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,490 0.86 $23.83 $49,560
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,410 0.83 $23.21 $48,280
Employment Services 2,590 0.10 $22.73 $47,280

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 5,670 1.54 $23.63 $49,150
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,210 1.07 $22.28 $46,350
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 910 0.98 $24.18 $50,300
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 880 0.97 $26.44 $55,000
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 840 0.95 $25.11 $52,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 170 0.07 $35.62 $74,090
Oil and Gas Extraction 450 0.29 $34.00 $70,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,110 0.05 $32.42 $67,440
Beverage Manufacturing 120 0.07 $31.25 $65,000
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 250 0.23 $31.10 $64,700


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 5,880 1.57 3.23 $22.63 $47,060
Texas 4,630 0.46 0.95 $25.64 $53,330
California 4,250 0.30 0.63 $25.04 $52,080
Pennsylvania 3,300 0.60 1.24 $24.74 $51,460
Minnesota 3,300 1.29 2.65 $23.16 $48,180




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)
Michigan 5,880 1.57 3.23 $22.63 $47,060
Minnesota 3,300 1.29 2.65 $23.16 $48,180
Arizona 2,690 1.13 2.34 $23.59 $49,060
South Carolina 1,620 0.93 1.91 $24.20 $50,350
Massachusetts 2,680 0.86 1.77 $24.36 $50,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 170 0.56 1.15 $37.00 $76,960
Wyoming 30 0.12 0.25 $33.68 $70,050
Washington 1,510 0.56 1.16 $30.19 $62,790
Montana 70 0.16 0.33 $29.14 $60,620
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $28.52 $59,320

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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,550 1.51 3.12 $23.48 $48,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,280 1.36 2.80 $24.68 $51,340
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.60 3.29 $22.01 $45,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.78 1.60 $25.14 $52,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,270 0.77 1.58 $24.52 $51,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.87 1.79 $31.63 $65,790
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.31 0.64 $24.27 $50,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.27 0.56 $24.61 $51,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 1.06 2.19 $26.17 $54,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 900 0.36 0.75 $26.48 $55,070




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)
Anderson, SC 390 7.03 14.50 $27.42 $57,040
Warner Robins, GA 270 4.73 9.76 $28.04 $58,330
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 440 4.58 9.44 $19.45 $40,460
Battle Creek, MI 210 4.07 8.39 $23.12 $48,080
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 210 3.70 7.63 $22.64 $47,090
Pittsfield, MA 90 2.67 5.51 $22.00 $45,760
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 850 2.37 4.89 $25.91 $53,890
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 350 2.24 4.62 $25.36 $52,740
Sheboygan, WI 120 2.18 4.50 $21.78 $45,310
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 210 2.11 4.36 $23.96 $49,840




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 30 0.09 0.18 $33.68 $70,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.87 1.79 $31.63 $65,790
Midland, TX (8) (8) (8) $31.07 $64,620
Erie, PA (8) (8) (8) $30.83 $64,120
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (8) (8) (8) $30.75 $63,960
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 40 0.47 0.96 $30.37 $63,160
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $30.35 $63,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 560 0.44 0.92 $29.74 $61,860
Oklahoma City, OK 320 0.59 1.22 $29.56 $61,480
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 540 0.98 2.03 $29.40 $61,160

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 460 1.72 3.56 $19.79 $41,170
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 330 1.94 4.00 $18.60 $38,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.42 2.92 $21.27 $44,230
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.25 2.59 $24.31 $50,570
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.98 2.02 $20.60 $42,840

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)
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 2.30 4.75 $18.91 $39,330
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.20 4.54 $37.64 $78,300
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 330 1.94 4.00 $18.60 $38,680
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 460 1.72 3.56 $19.79 $41,170
East Central North Dakota 60 1.53 3.15 (8) (8)

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.20 4.54 $37.64 $78,300
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 30 0.84 1.73 $34.99 $72,770
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 1.04 $34.24 $71,230
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.55 $33.28 $69,220
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 0.45 $29.69 $61,750


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011