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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
279,550 1.3 % $44.05 $91,630 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.15 $33.50 $41.84 $52.19 $63.63
Annual Wage (2) $56,470 $69,690 $87,040 $108,560 $132,340


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 23,810 4.90 $48.81 $101,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 18,750 1.29 $47.60 $99,020
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 16,650 2.77 $40.78 $84,820
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,110 4.40 $47.59 $98,980
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 14,340 1.97 $41.58 $86,490

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 23,810 4.90 $48.81 $101,520
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,110 4.40 $47.59 $98,980
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 3,990 4.20 $38.49 $80,050
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 14,060 3.47 $47.16 $98,090
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,580 3.12 $44.42 $92,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $61.12 $127,120
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $59.46 $123,680
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 110 0.37 $55.31 $115,040
Telecommunications 450 0.06 $55.06 $114,530
Natural Gas Distribution 550 0.51 $53.70 $111,700


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 31,520 7.30 3.78 $42.95 $89,330
California 26,220 1.54 0.80 $51.83 $107,810
Texas 17,910 1.48 0.77 $52.83 $109,880
Ohio 15,440 2.85 1.48 $40.41 $84,060
New York 12,030 1.28 0.66 $45.53 $94,700




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 31,520 7.30 3.78 $42.95 $89,330
Indiana 10,820 3.55 1.84 $35.78 $74,430
Connecticut 5,840 3.52 1.82 $43.19 $89,830
South Carolina 7,130 3.46 1.79 $41.86 $87,080
Minnesota 9,620 3.35 1.74 $43.55 $90,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 17,910 1.48 0.77 $52.83 $109,880
California 26,220 1.54 0.80 $51.83 $107,810
Washington 6,740 2.07 1.07 $51.43 $106,980
Wyoming 140 0.53 0.28 $49.39 $102,730
Massachusetts 10,720 3.00 1.55 $49.14 $102,210





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 20,490 10.39 5.38 $44.83 $93,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,220 1.67 0.87 $51.51 $107,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,030 3.64 1.88 $49.68 $103,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,800 0.82 0.43 $49.75 $103,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,630 3.90 2.02 $44.56 $92,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,840 1.47 0.76 $41.43 $86,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,830 1.91 0.99 $48.92 $101,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,400 2.72 1.41 $53.66 $111,600
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,970 4.44 2.30 $60.07 $124,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,920 1.65 0.85 $62.42 $129,840