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Industrial Engineer Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for industrial engineers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of industrial engineers amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Industrial Engineers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,590
25th Percentile Wage
$78,000
50th Percentile Wage
$100,300
75th Percentile Wage
$126,400
90th Percentile Wage
$157,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.09
25th Percentile Wage
$37.50
50th Percentile Wage
$48.22
75th Percentile Wage
$60.77
90th Percentile Wage
$75.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for industrial engineers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.54. The median hourly salary is $48.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.09.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of industrial engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016100,3001.75%6.56%
201598,5401.16%-
201497,4001.22%-
201396,2102.59%-
201293,720--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of industrial engineers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of industrial engineers in state of California ranges from $57,190 to $118,470. The highest paying area for industrial engineers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $118,470. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Bakersfield-Delano (mean annual salary $117,720). The lowest paying area is Salinas with a median annual salary of $57,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$118,470
Bakersfield-Delano
$117,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$111,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$104,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$98,540
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$97,330
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$96,800
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$95,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$95,510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$95,040
Visalia-Porterville
$94,380
Vallejo-Fairfield
$92,530
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$90,950
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$90,610
Fresno
$89,390
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$89,100
Stockton
$87,040
Modesto
$85,490
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$83,120
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$80,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$77,400
Salinas
$57,190


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