Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
220,130 1.2 % $39.47 $82,100 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.60 $30.60 $37.92 $46.38 $56.87
Annual Wage (2) $51,180 $63,640 $78,860 $96,460 $118,300


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 18,490 3.75 $41.65 $86,630
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 13,010 1.00 $40.65 $84,560
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,750 2.69 $35.07 $72,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,710 0.63 $40.39 $84,020
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,350 3.05 $41.93 $87,210

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 18,490 3.75 $41.65 $86,630
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,190 3.15 $42.95 $89,330
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,350 3.05 $41.93 $87,210
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,750 2.69 $35.07 $72,950
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 810 2.58 $34.61 $71,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,950 1.63 $61.01 $126,900
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $55.58 $115,610
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 70 0.24 $55.03 $114,460
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,400 1.26 $54.17 $112,660
Other Pipeline Transportation 40 0.55 $51.11 $106,300


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 23,940 6.11 3.62 $37.83 $78,690
California 20,680 1.45 0.86 $46.85 $97,450
Texas 15,750 1.49 0.88 $46.57 $96,860
Ohio 10,860 2.15 1.27 $36.33 $75,560
Pennsylvania 10,590 1.89 1.12 $38.44 $79,960




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 23,940 6.11 3.62 $37.83 $78,690
Minnesota 7,730 2.93 1.73 $39.25 $81,630
South Carolina 5,110 2.84 1.68 $37.65 $78,310
Indiana 7,550 2.69 1.59 $34.52 $71,790
Wisconsin 6,670 2.50 1.48 $34.50 $71,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 130 0.41 0.24 $53.26 $110,780
California 20,680 1.45 0.86 $46.85 $97,450
Texas 15,750 1.49 0.88 $46.57 $96,860
Wyoming 170 0.59 0.35 $46.41 $96,530
Delaware 590 1.46 0.86 $45.13 $93,880





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 7,640 7.13 4.22 $40.91 $85,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,940 3.39 2.01 $40.81 $84,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,910 2.24 1.32 $55.00 $114,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,440 1.40 0.83 $46.39 $96,490
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 5,410 7.78 4.61 $38.99 $81,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,460 3.16 1.87 $42.84 $89,110
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,240 4.72 2.79 $51.69 $107,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,630 2.10 1.24 $43.54 $90,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.00 0.59 $35.40 $73,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,550 1.69 1.00 $43.08 $89,600