Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
63,030 2.0 % $24.93 $51,850 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.56 $18.86 $23.60 $29.87 $36.20
Annual Wage (2) $32,360 $39,230 $49,090 $62,130 $75,290


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 5,650 1.19 $28.97 $60,260
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 5,180 1.36 $23.71 $49,310
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,540 0.81 $22.95 $47,740
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,400 0.84 $24.58 $51,120
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,910 0.57 $23.17 $48,190

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 5,180 1.36 $23.71 $49,310
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,260 1.32 $25.11 $52,230
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,470 1.30 $22.28 $46,350
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,650 1.19 $28.97 $60,260
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 340 1.04 $22.51 $46,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 140 0.04 $39.86 $82,910
Metal Ore Mining 30 0.09 $34.91 $72,620
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.24 $34.86 $72,510
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 150 0.08 $34.30 $71,340
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 250 0.23 $33.92 $70,550


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 7,610 1.99 4.05 $21.26 $44,220
California 4,480 0.32 0.65 $25.74 $53,530
Texas 3,570 0.35 0.71 $27.30 $56,790
Minnesota 3,160 1.22 2.48 $23.54 $48,950
Massachusetts 3,050 0.97 1.97 $25.69 $53,430




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 7,610 1.99 4.05 $21.26 $44,220
Minnesota 3,160 1.22 2.48 $23.54 $48,950
Arizona 2,520 1.06 2.16 $26.50 $55,110
Massachusetts 3,050 0.97 1.97 $25.69 $53,430
Wisconsin 2,220 0.84 1.71 $23.74 $49,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.50 1.02 $37.98 $78,990
Louisiana 330 0.18 0.37 $33.00 $68,640
Montana 50 0.12 0.23 $32.27 $67,120
Wyoming 40 0.16 0.32 $32.11 $66,790
Hawaii 60 0.11 0.23 $31.95 $66,450





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,700 2.60 5.30 $21.21 $44,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,370 1.40 2.84 $26.33 $54,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,010 1.17 2.39 $25.33 $52,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,360 0.81 1.65 $27.15 $56,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.33 0.67 $25.40 $52,820
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.76 3.58 $22.88 $47,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.31 0.63 $24.23 $50,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.49 1.00 $25.44 $52,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 870 0.34 0.69 $30.51 $63,450
Rochester, NY 780 1.59 3.24 $26.57 $55,270




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 280 4.88 9.93 $28.24 $58,740
Battle Creek, MI 220 4.24 8.63 $23.57 $49,030
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 380 3.78 7.70 $19.89 $41,380
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 220 3.72 7.57 $23.06 $47,960
Pittsfield, MA 100 3.02 6.15 $23.56 $49,000
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,700 2.60 5.30 $21.21 $44,110
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 330 2.15 4.37 $26.05 $54,190
Worcester, MA-CT 500 2.08 4.24 $23.37 $48,600
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 180 2.03 4.13 $24.12 $50,160
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 740 2.02 4.10 $21.38 $44,460




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 70 0.19 0.39 $39.04 $81,200
Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 0.15 $34.13 $71,000
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 30 0.13 0.26 $33.28 $69,210
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 80 0.16 0.33 $33.09 $68,830
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 0.18 $31.75 $66,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 400 0.17 0.35 $31.73 $66,000
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 310 1.64 3.33 $31.69 $65,910
Anchorage, AK 40 0.26 0.52 $31.67 $65,880
Midland, TX 70 1.02 2.08 $31.59 $65,710
Longview, TX 40 0.43 0.87 $31.36 $65,230

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 570 2.07 4.21 $19.64 $40,860
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 370 2.15 4.38 $19.46 $40,480
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 280 1.76 3.59 $26.82 $55,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.97 1.97 $21.79 $45,320
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 0.90 1.84 $22.93 $47,700

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 370 2.15 4.38 $19.46 $40,480
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 570 2.07 4.21 $19.64 $40,860
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 2.06 4.19 $27.10 $56,380
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 280 1.76 3.59 $26.82 $55,800
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.55 3.15 $40.62 $84,500

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.55 3.15 $40.62 $84,500
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.60 $33.31 $69,290
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.79 $64,050
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.96 $62,320
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 1.12 $27.52 $57,230


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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