Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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. Exclude "Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors" (17-2111).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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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)
156,780 1.6 % $30.91 $64,290 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.60 $24.33 $30.23 $36.66 $43.79
Annual Wage (2) $40,760 $50,600 $62,890 $76,260 $91,090

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 11,560 $30.23 $62,870 1 60
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 9,230 $31.30 $65,100 2 43
Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. 9,070 $34.21 $71,150 3 16
Electronic instrument manufacturing 8,230 $32.17 $66,920 4 31
Architectural and engineering services 7,910 $31.33 $65,170 5 42

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Support activities for mining 70 $40.38 $84,000 120 1
Tobacco manufacturing 150 $39.84 $82,870 93 2
Oil and gas extraction 920 $39.79 $82,760 43 3
Rail transportation 50 $37.27 $77,530 128 4
Electronics and appliance stores 140 $36.32 $75,540 94 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Michigan 13,460 $31.79 $66,120 0.310% 76
Indiana 7,080 $28.14 $58,530 0.248% 83
Idaho 1,160 $34.35 $71,450 0.205% 25
Ohio 10,270 $30.12 $62,650 0.192% 79
Connecticut 2,900 $31.62 $65,760 0.177% 101

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 80 $38.28 $79,630 0.027% 24
California 17,750 $34.96 $72,720 0.122% 87
District of Columbia 210 $34.63 $72,030 0.035% 69
Wyoming 130 $34.61 $72,000 0.054% 16
Idaho 1,160 $34.35 $71,450 0.205% 25

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 5,580 $40.86 $84,990 0.636%
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 950 $34.82 $72,420 0.615%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 630 $36.89 $76,740 0.407%
Dayton-Springfield, OH MSA 1,770 $32.21 $66,990 0.393%
Rochester, NY MSA 1,890 $28.91 $60,120 0.370%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA 40 $48.51 $100,910 0.035%
San Jose, CA PMSA 5,580 $40.86 $84,990 0.636%
Odessa-Midland, TX MSA 40 $38.91 $80,920 0.039%
Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA 140 $38.31 $79,680 0.176%
Rochester, MN MSA 80 $38.14 $79,320 0.082%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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