Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
62,290 2.3 % $27.08 $56,320 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.30 $20.37 $25.86 $32.38 $39.91
Annual Wage (2) $33,910 $42,360 $53,780 $67,340 $83,000


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 8,350 2.27 $27.90 $58,040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,030 1.03 $35.35 $73,520
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 4,530 0.81 $23.78 $49,450
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,360 0.61 $23.02 $47,890
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,230 0.81 $28.14 $58,520

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 8,350 2.27 $27.90 $58,040
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 2,960 1.05 $27.40 $57,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,030 1.03 $35.35 $73,520
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 830 0.89 $29.54 $61,440
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,570 0.84 $25.44 $52,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 400 0.21 $37.19 $77,350
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,030 1.03 $35.35 $73,520
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 190 0.17 $34.82 $72,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,130 0.06 $33.19 $69,040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $33.18 $69,010


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 4,520 1.09 2.41 $25.48 $53,000
California 4,150 0.27 0.59 $30.08 $62,570
Arizona 3,720 1.44 3.18 $28.01 $58,270
Ohio 3,580 0.68 1.50 $24.81 $51,600
Texas 3,360 0.29 0.64 $32.33 $67,240



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)
Arizona 3,720 1.44 3.18 $28.01 $58,270
Minnesota 3,030 1.09 2.42 $24.86 $51,710
Michigan 4,520 1.09 2.41 $25.48 $53,000
Tennessee 2,600 0.92 2.05 $23.61 $49,110
Washington 2,330 0.78 1.73 $38.06 $79,160



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.20 0.45 $42.84 $89,120
Washington 2,330 0.78 1.73 $38.06 $79,160
Texas 3,360 0.29 0.64 $32.33 $67,240
Louisiana 410 0.21 0.47 $32.05 $66,650
Kansas 540 0.40 0.88 $30.95 $64,380




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,160 1.15 2.55 $26.26 $54,630
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,300 1.11 2.45 $26.01 $54,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.50 1.12 $33.33 $69,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.24 0.54 $30.86 $64,180
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 870 1.20 2.66 $31.87 $66,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 820 0.28 0.62 $32.37 $67,330
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 800 1.53 3.38 $22.49 $46,780
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 780 0.76 1.68 $29.94 $62,270
Rochester, NY 750 1.47 3.26 $28.74 $59,780
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 710 0.70 1.54 $23.26 $48,380



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 200 4.09 9.05 $26.24 $54,590
Sheboygan, WI 230 3.93 8.70 $23.22 $48,310
Warner Robins, GA 220 3.31 7.33 $30.89 $64,240
Grand Forks, ND-MN 160 3.25 7.19 $20.77 $43,210
Muskegon, MI 140 2.33 5.15 $17.91 $37,240
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 350 2.01 4.44 $26.78 $55,700
Rochester, MN 210 1.90 4.21 $20.25 $42,130
New Bern, NC 80 1.88 4.16 $28.24 $58,740
Florence, SC 150 1.78 3.94 $24.12 $50,170
Kokomo, IN 70 1.68 3.72 $26.08 $54,240