Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
230,580 1.1 % $40.09 $83,390 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.98 $31.14 $38.61 $47.24 $57.43
Annual Wage (2) $51,950 $64,760 $80,300 $98,250 $119,460


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 19,870 3.95 $41.69 $86,710
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,440 3.84 $43.11 $89,660
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,940 2.76 $36.02 $74,930
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,250 3.10 $41.91 $87,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 12,230 0.92 $41.58 $86,480

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 19,870 3.95 $41.69 $86,710
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,440 3.84 $43.11 $89,660
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 3,150 3.18 $38.65 $80,400
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 3,230 3.11 $43.20 $89,850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,250 3.10 $41.91 $87,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,150 1.63 $62.83 $130,680
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.29 $54.15 $112,630
Footwear Manufacturing 110 0.81 $53.28 $110,830
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,550 1.40 $53.11 $110,470
Support Activities for Mining 200 0.05 $52.50 $109,200


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 24,430 6.11 3.51 $37.47 $77,940
California 22,910 1.56 0.90 $48.01 $99,860
Texas 15,230 1.40 0.80 $47.94 $99,720
Ohio 11,410 2.23 1.28 $37.03 $77,020
Florida 10,020 1.34 0.77 $34.25 $71,230




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 24,430 6.11 3.51 $37.47 $77,940
South Carolina 5,930 3.25 1.87 $38.08 $79,200
Indiana 8,120 2.84 1.64 $34.35 $71,450
Minnesota 7,380 2.74 1.58 $39.14 $81,400
Wisconsin 7,400 2.73 1.57 $35.03 $72,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 140 0.42 0.24 $52.32 $108,820
California 22,910 1.56 0.90 $48.01 $99,860
Texas 15,230 1.40 0.80 $47.94 $99,720
Oregon 3,430 2.09 1.20 $44.98 $93,560
District of Columbia 360 0.54 0.31 $44.95 $93,500





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 7,310 6.57 3.78 $39.33 $81,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,110 1.54 0.88 $47.33 $98,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,760 3.22 1.85 $40.57 $84,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,740 2.08 1.20 $56.31 $117,130
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 5,590 7.99 4.60 $40.12 $83,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,920 3.39 1.95 $43.92 $91,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,500 4.84 2.78 $52.71 $109,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,340 2.44 1.40 $42.46 $88,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,250 1.15 0.66 $36.34 $75,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,630 1.57 0.90 $40.09 $83,390