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Highest Paying Industries for Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety

The top 100 highest paying industries for industrial engineers, including health and safety (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $115,490, oil and gas extraction is the highest paying industry for industrial engineers, including health and safety. It is followed by pipeline transportation of crude oil industry (average annual salary $112,520). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of industrial engineers, including health and safety in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oil and Gas Extraction
$115,490
3,440
2 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$112,520
420
3 Other Pipeline Transportation
$110,660
60
4 Other Information Services
$110,310
200
5 Mining
$108,450
4,450
6 Pipeline Transportation
$107,800
640
7 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$101,360
90
8 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$99,010
n/a
9 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$98,570
40
10 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$98,290
1,680
11 Insurance Carriers
$98,080
n/a
12 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$97,790
2,010
13 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$95,710
160
14 Coal Mining
$94,680
120
15 Natural Gas Distribution
$94,300
630
16 Federal government, including USPS
$93,660
2,350
17 Software Publishers
$93,570
430
18 Finance and Insurance
$92,930
460
19 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$92,880
2,560
20 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$92,760
420
21 Support Activities for Mining
$92,680
640
22 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$92,620
200
23 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$91,490
450
24 Tobacco Manufacturing
$91,390
110
25 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$91,220
520
26 Information
$91,060
1,060
27 Water Transportation
$90,950
60
28 Scientific Research and Development Services
$90,580
8,040
29 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$90,570
8,040
30 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$90,550
260
31 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$90,490
15,250
32 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$90,210
20,980
33 Other Telecommunications
$90,060
50
34 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$89,980
50
35 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$89,890
460
36 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$89,360
2,190
37 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$89,290
4,860
38 Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,290
4,860
39 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$89,150
100
40 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$88,990
510
41 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$88,940
2,160
42 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$88,700
33,250
43 Repair and Maintenance
$88,600
600
44 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$87,850
3,010
45 Security Systems Services
$87,660
50
46 Investigation and Security Services
$87,660
50
47 Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$87,250
60
48 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$87,130
4,130
49 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,940
30,750
50 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$86,930
5,580
51 Utilities
$86,920
2,290
52 Telecommunications
$86,860
190
53 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$86,850
690
54 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$86,800
100
55 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$86,710
12,120
56 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$86,660
370
57 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$86,460
410
58 Chemical Manufacturing
$86,370
13,330
59 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$86,300
290
60 Engineering Services
$85,850
12,890
61 Testing Laboratories
$85,840
1,580
62 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$85,810
14,610
63 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$85,780
790
64 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$85,720
540
65 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$85,690
5,890
66 Scheduled Air Transportation
$85,680
n/a
67 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$85,550
270
68 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$85,310
520
69 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$85,280
1,200
70 Nonstore Retailers
$85,240
330
71 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$85,070
1,650
72 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$85,040
n/a
73 Air Transportation
$84,980
n/a
74 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$84,810
1,120
75 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$84,730
330
76 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$84,510
180
77 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$84,120
130
78 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,090
12,790
79 Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$84,070
30
80 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$84,070
30
81 Animal Food Manufacturing
$84,070
210
82 Rail Transportation
$83,830
210
83 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$83,670
800
84 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$83,260
2,280
85 Paper Manufacturing
$83,150
4,480
86 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$83,030
2,190
87 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$82,910
690
88 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$82,870
90
89 Metal Ore Mining
$82,710
120
90 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$82,630
2,720
91 Beverage Manufacturing
$82,370
690
92 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$82,140
3,150
93 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$82,000
43,330
94 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$81,930
160
95 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$81,920
4,300
96 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$81,800
5,070
97 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$81,560
470
98 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$81,530
100
99 Other Food Manufacturing
$81,520
630
100 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$81,490
490