Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
247,570 1.1 % $41.82 $86,990 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.63 $32.06 $40.13 $49.85 $61.02
Annual Wage (2) $53,300 $66,680 $83,470 $103,680 $126,920


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 20,470 4.19 $47.00 $97,750
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 16,040 1.15 $44.84 $93,280
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,730 2.63 $37.56 $78,120
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,000 3.81 $45.51 $94,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,610 3.16 $44.30 $92,140

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 20,470 4.19 $47.00 $97,750
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 420 4.01 $50.48 $104,990
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 4,020 4.00 $40.37 $83,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,000 3.81 $45.51 $94,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,610 3.16 $44.30 $92,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 140 1.84 $61.78 $128,490
Nonresidential Building Construction 760 0.10 $58.89 $122,500
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,640 0.84 $57.97 $120,580
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.06 $57.10 $118,760
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 100 0.14 $53.46 $111,200


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 24,810 5.98 3.33 $41.68 $86,700
California 24,660 1.59 0.89 $49.38 $102,700
Texas 14,500 1.25 0.70 $47.09 $97,950
Ohio 13,840 2.62 1.46 $38.55 $80,190
Illinois 13,120 2.24 1.25 $38.40 $79,880



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 24,810 5.98 3.33 $41.68 $86,700
South Carolina 6,700 3.47 1.93 $38.89 $80,890
Wisconsin 8,330 3.01 1.67 $36.21 $75,310
Minnesota 8,250 2.98 1.66 $41.92 $87,200
Tennessee 7,680 2.73 1.52 $38.74 $80,580



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.25 0.14 $56.71 $117,960
Wyoming 230 0.80 0.45 $50.19 $104,400
California 24,660 1.59 0.89 $49.38 $102,700
Washington 7,590 2.54 1.42 $48.41 $100,700
Oregon 3,240 1.87 1.04 $47.76 $99,340




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 10,470 8.93 4.97 $44.68 $92,940
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,600 1.85 1.03 $38.66 $80,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,450 3.43 1.91 $43.51 $90,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,400 1.56 0.87 $49.51 $102,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,030 3.92 2.19 $50.02 $104,040
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 5,380 7.41 4.13 $44.14 $91,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,100 1.74 0.97 $52.87 $109,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,320 4.27 2.38 $57.05 $118,670
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3,940 3.83 2.13 $43.73 $90,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,840 2.18 1.21 $48.49 $100,870