Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
65,680 3.7 % $26.76 $55,660 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.43 $20.43 $25.66 $31.79 $38.81
Annual Wage (2) $34,180 $42,490 $53,370 $66,130 $80,730


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 11,710 3.15 $26.87 $55,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,940 1.01 $34.62 $72,000
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,960 0.74 $24.02 $49,970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,190 0.82 $26.95 $56,060
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,040 0.57 $23.57 $49,020

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 11,710 3.15 $26.87 $55,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,940 1.01 $34.62 $72,000
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 2,490 0.91 $27.16 $56,500
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,590 0.84 $24.79 $51,560
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 770 0.83 $24.61 $51,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 60 0.03 $40.08 $83,370
Oil and Gas Extraction 430 0.22 $38.09 $79,240
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,940 1.01 $34.62 $72,000
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 290 0.26 $33.73 $70,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,130 0.06 $32.97 $68,570


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 4,930 1.21 2.49 $24.62 $51,210
Texas 4,340 0.39 0.80 $31.45 $65,420
California 4,120 0.27 0.56 $29.32 $60,990
Arizona 3,780 1.49 3.08 $27.51 $57,220
Ohio 3,630 0.70 1.43 $24.30 $50,540



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 3,780 1.49 3.08 $27.51 $57,220
Michigan 4,930 1.21 2.49 $24.62 $51,210
Minnesota 2,900 1.06 2.19 $24.63 $51,230
South Carolina 1,630 0.87 1.79 $23.71 $49,320
Washington 2,270 0.78 1.61 (8) (8)



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.19 0.40 $42.18 $87,740
Maine 240 0.41 0.85 $32.03 $66,620
Texas 4,340 0.39 0.80 $31.45 $65,420
Missouri 1,040 0.39 0.80 $30.72 $63,900
Connecticut 1,090 0.66 1.36 $30.30 $63,030




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 1,940 1.06 2.18 $26.37 $54,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,150 0.40 0.83 $35.04 $72,890
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.95 1.96 $25.51 $53,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.26 0.54 $30.41 $63,260
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,050 1.46 3.01 $29.32 $60,980
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 940 0.92 1.90 $22.98 $47,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 860 0.48 0.99 $29.34 $61,020
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 770 0.76 1.56 $29.91 $62,200
Rochester, NY 740 1.49 3.07 $28.27 $58,810
Baltimore-Towson, MD 710 0.55 1.13 $26.93 $56,020



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)
Warner Robins, GA 270 4.85 9.98 $30.54 $63,520
Columbus, IN 160 3.41 7.02 $24.94 $51,870
Grand Forks, ND-MN 160 3.22 6.62 $20.34 $42,300
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 320 2.84 5.84 $22.90 $47,620
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 460 2.82 5.80 $28.49 $59,250
Sheboygan, WI 160 2.81 5.79 $24.60 $51,160
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 140 2.35 4.83 $19.12 $39,760
Rochester, MN 220 2.12 4.35 $20.27 $42,170
Anderson, SC 110 1.79 3.68 $23.52 $48,930
Rockford, IL 230 1.56 3.22 $24.79 $51,560



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.19 0.40 $43.57 $90,620
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.15 0.30 $38.85 $80,810
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 400 0.43 0.88 $38.14 $79,340
Savannah, GA 70 0.44 0.91 $36.96 $76,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,150 0.40 0.83 $35.04 $72,890
Mobile, AL 40 0.23 0.47 $34.93 $72,650
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.46 0.94 $34.26 $71,260
St. Louis, MO-IL 710 0.54 1.11 $33.34 $69,350
Richmond, VA 80 0.13 0.27 $32.62 $67,860
Springfield, MA-CT 220 0.75 1.54 $31.93 $66,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 810 2.76 5.67 $23.97 $49,860
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 490 2.06 4.25 $24.25 $50,430
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 390 1.83 3.78 $22.13 $46,020
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 300 1.33 2.73 $23.13 $48,100
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.57 3.24 $29.24 $60,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central North Dakota 130 3.08 6.34 $20.46 $42,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 810 2.76 5.67 $23.97 $49,860
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 2.16 4.44 $23.64 $49,180
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 490 2.06 4.25 $24.25 $50,430
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 390 1.83 3.78 $22.13 $46,020

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.52 1.08 $37.66 $78,340
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.57 3.24 $29.24 $60,830
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 0.78 $28.75 $59,790
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.39 $59,050
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.72 1.48 $28.14 $58,530


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015