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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $31.13/hr
Median: $36.66/hr
Experienced: $44.71/hr

Current Employment
919 (2018)

Projected Employment
682 (2029)

Growth for Industrial Engineers

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018 - 2029)

Industries Employing Industrial Engineers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing566.1%2.3%
Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing465%3.7%
Engineering Services414.5%1.3%
Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing384.2%3.7%
Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing363.9%1.2%

Occupational Tasks

  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.
  • Estimate production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control.
  • Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency using drafting tools and computer.
  • Coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, or minimize costs.