Industrial Engineering Technicians (17-3026)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2930 3.40 11
United States 66,50063,500 -4.50 1,6301,630

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.0816.3020.37 25.8632.3839.91
Alaska 42.8432.0135.23 41.0548.0656.37
Balance of State *** ***

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2310 43.562.5 50.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation15
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 21
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Process Technology AAS
Process Technology Certificate

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Process Technology Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Process Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Industrial Technology AAS
Industrial Technology CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Process Technology AAS