Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

17-2112 Industrial Engineers

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. Excludes "Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors" (17-2111).


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)
211,490 1.1 % $38.39 $79,840 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.20 $30.03 $37.13 $45.19 $55.45
Annual Wage (2) $50,350 $62,460 $77,240 $93,990 $115,340


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)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 16,830 3.56 $41.51 $86,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,340 0.70 $39.64 $82,450
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 12,980 1.01 $41.07 $85,420
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,740 3.13 $41.38 $86,060
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,970 2.73 $35.10 $73,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 16,830 3.56 $41.51 $86,340
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,130 3.49 $35.11 $73,030
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,740 3.13 $41.38 $86,060
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 4,780 3.12 $39.55 $82,260
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,970 2.73 $35.10 $73,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.09 $51.80 $107,740
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,090 0.67 $50.84 $105,750
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,150 1.04 $50.59 $105,230
Office Administrative Services 240 0.06 $49.46 $102,870
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $48.87 $101,660


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 23,760 6.20 3.76 $38.02 $79,080
California 19,100 1.36 0.83 $45.53 $94,700
Texas 13,720 1.33 0.81 $42.31 $88,010
Pennsylvania 11,280 2.03 1.23 $37.73 $78,470
Ohio 10,570 2.12 1.29 $34.82 $72,420




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 23,760 6.20 3.76 $38.02 $79,080
Minnesota 7,180 2.77 1.68 $38.43 $79,930
South Carolina 4,780 2.70 1.64 $35.95 $74,770
Indiana 7,020 2.54 1.54 $34.34 $71,420
Connecticut 3,430 2.13 1.29 $38.47 $80,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.50 0.30 $52.45 $109,100
Montana 140 0.32 0.19 $47.07 $97,920
California 19,100 1.36 0.83 $45.53 $94,700
Wyoming 220 0.79 0.48 $45.19 $94,000
Delaware 570 1.41 0.86 $44.31 $92,170





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 7,980 7.69 4.67 $40.87 $85,010
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 5,590 8.26 5.01 $39.15 $81,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,480 3.20 1.94 $39.87 $82,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,200 1.36 0.82 $45.09 $93,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,930 1.38 0.83 $35.09 $72,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,320 4.93 2.99 $50.21 $104,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,160 1.63 0.99 $48.91 $101,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,090 2.99 1.81 $41.88 $87,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,600 1.62 0.98 $39.32 $81,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,470 1.70 1.03 $41.20 $85,700




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)
Columbus, IN 450 10.78 6.54 $39.21 $81,560
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 890 8.88 5.39 $33.69 $70,080
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 5,590 8.26 5.01 $39.15 $81,440
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 7,980 7.69 4.67 $40.87 $85,010
Battle Creek, MI 360 6.73 4.08 $40.78 $84,810
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 860 6.70 4.06 $34.81 $72,400
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,150 6.07 3.68 $37.62 $78,260
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 520 6.00 3.64 $35.06 $72,930
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,070 5.66 3.43 $33.92 $70,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,320 4.93 2.99 $50.21 $104,440