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: $31.76/hr
Median: $37.39/hr
Experienced: $45.58/hr

Current Employment
1,081 (2019)

Projected Employment
1,209 (2030)

Growth for Industrial Engineers

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019 - 2030)

Industries Employing Industrial Engineers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing635.9%4.6%
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing625.8%2.4%
Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing575.3%4.7%
Engineering Services484.5%1.5%
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)403.7%1.6%

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.