Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
68,520 3.6 % $26.04 $54,170 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.12 $19.85 $25.01 $31.09 $37.48
Annual Wage (2) $33,520 $41,290 $52,020 $64,670 $77,960


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 11,410 3.03 $26.23 $54,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,920 1.18 $30.78 $64,030
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,610 0.72 $23.34 $48,540
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,320 0.84 $26.50 $55,110
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,030 0.58 $23.34 $48,540

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 11,410 3.03 $26.23 $54,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,920 1.18 $30.78 $64,030
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,200 1.15 $23.86 $49,640
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,140 1.15 $25.73 $53,520
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,320 0.84 $26.50 $55,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 400 0.21 $40.21 $83,640
Support Activities for Mining 150 0.04 $38.97 $81,050
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.12 $37.10 $77,170
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 250 0.13 $34.61 $71,980
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 400 0.36 $33.69 $70,070


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 6,400 1.60 3.10 $21.69 $45,120
Texas 4,520 0.41 0.80 $30.61 $63,680
California 4,150 0.28 0.55 $28.42 $59,100
Arizona 3,890 1.57 3.04 $27.01 $56,190
Ohio 3,530 0.69 1.33 $23.92 $49,760




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 6,400 1.60 3.10 $21.69 $45,120
Arizona 3,890 1.57 3.04 $27.01 $56,190
Minnesota 2,790 1.04 2.00 $24.50 $50,960
Washington 2,770 0.98 1.89 $31.98 $66,520
Massachusetts 2,670 0.82 1.59 $27.44 $57,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 100 0.30 0.58 $42.59 $88,590
Louisiana 460 0.25 0.48 $34.77 $72,310
Hawaii 50 0.08 0.16 $33.85 $70,400
Washington 2,770 0.98 1.89 $31.98 $66,520
Maine 230 0.40 0.77 $31.91 $66,360





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,620 2.03 3.93 $26.97 $56,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,510 1.73 3.35 (8) (8)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,940 1.74 3.38 $21.73 $45,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,870 1.05 2.02 $26.14 $54,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.33 0.64 $29.76 $61,910
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,290 1.85 3.58 $23.53 $48,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,070 0.39 0.75 $37.53 $78,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,020 0.58 1.13 $29.67 $61,720
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 860 0.85 1.64 $22.59 $46,990
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 730 0.20 0.38 $24.50 $50,970




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 300 5.28 10.21 $29.35 $61,050
Pittsfield, MA 110 3.21 6.22 $28.05 $58,340
Sheboygan, WI 170 3.14 6.09 $23.20 $48,250
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 400 3.06 5.92 $21.30 $44,300
Columbus, IN 140 3.02 5.84 $25.28 $52,590
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 170 3.00 5.80 $18.97 $39,470
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 470 2.93 5.67 $27.47 $57,140
Decatur, AL 140 2.67 5.17 $35.18 $73,170
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 260 2.50 4.84 $22.51 $46,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,620 2.03 3.93 $26.97 $56,090