Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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 study and record time, motion, method, and speed involved in performance of production, maintenance, clerical, and other worker operations for such purposes as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry 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)
64,260 4.6 % $21.68 $45,090 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.23 $16.02 $20.13 $25.95 $33.53
Annual Wage (2) $27,510 $33,330 $41,860 $53,970 $69,740

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
Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. 9,560 $20.46 $42,560 1 40
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 4,490 $22.48 $46,750 2 15
Electronic instrument manufacturing 2,920 $20.26 $42,140 3 44
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 2,220 $20.78 $43,220 4 30
Plastics product manufacturing 1,650 $18.02 $37,480 5 88

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
ISPs and web search portals 50 $37.32 $77,630 86 1
Pipeline transportation of natural gas 40 $29.07 $60,460 89 2
Power generation and supply 480 $27.68 $57,580 31 3
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers (6) $26.61 $55,350 (6) 4
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 170 $26.23 $54,550 58 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
South Carolina 2,090 $25.57 $53,190 0.118% 86
Arizona 1,950 $20.83 $43,330 0.086% 186
Minnesota 2,140 $20.73 $43,120 0.082% 266
Utah 810 $20.20 $42,010 0.078% 203
Texas 7,190 $22.57 $46,940 0.078% 203

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Oklahoma 980 $26.12 $54,320 0.069% 82
Washington 1,210 $25.65 $53,360 0.047% 176
South Carolina 2,090 $25.57 $53,190 0.118% 86
Hawaii 50 $25.07 $52,150 0.009% 115
Michigan 2,700 $24.69 $51,360 0.062% 180

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
Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA 1,900 $21.57 $44,870 0.292%
Brazoria, TX PMSA 170 $26.56 $55,250 0.225%
Lima, OH MSA 140 $20.31 $42,240 0.191%
Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, FL MSA 320 $17.26 $35,900 0.170%
San Jose, CA PMSA 1,360 $24.81 $51,610 0.155%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Longview-Marshall, TX MSA 60 $29.91 $62,200 0.066%
San Antonio, TX (6) $28.54 $59,360 (6)
Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, MI MSA 60 $28.13 $58,510 0.035%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA (6) $27.87 $57,970 (6)
San Francisco, CA PMSA 130 $27.10 $56,360 0.013%

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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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