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or $45.81 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (50)
Assisting and Caring for Others (26)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (20)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Industrial Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 10.2% by 2031
'Industrial Engineers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Industrial Engineers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Industrial Engineers' was $95,300, or $45.81 hourly
'Industrial Engineers' are paid 108.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as industrial engineers?
As of 2021 there were 293,950 people employed as Industrial Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.21% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 479 people are employed as 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.
SOC Code: 17-2112.00
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