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Highest Paying Industries for Industrial Engineering Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for industrial engineering technicians (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 $81,970, support activities for air transportation is the highest paying industry for industrial engineering technicians. It is followed by support activities for transportation industry (average annual salary $77,840). 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 engineering technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Industrial Engineering Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$81,970
60
2 Support Activities for Transportation
$77,840
60
3 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$72,070
4,940
4 Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,960
430
5 Repair and Maintenance
$69,650
130
6 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$68,020
150
7 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$67,800
160
8 Utilities
$66,170
410
9 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$65,840
40
10 Pipeline Transportation
$65,840
70
11 Federal government, including USPS
$65,730
1,130
12 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$65,730
1,130
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$65,720
1,230
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,720
1,230
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$65,710
1,340
16 Natural Gas Distribution
$64,700
250
17 Mining
$64,340
790
18 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$63,860
290
19 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$63,370
680
20 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$60,760
770
21 Support Activities for Mining
$59,670
290
22 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$59,310
120
23 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$59,290
320
24 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$59,170
n/a
25 Beverage Manufacturing
$59,170
320
26 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$59,150
10,080
27 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,120
280
28 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,660
1,460
29 Telecommunications
$57,000
40
30 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$56,600
40
31 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$56,490
570
32 Other Food Manufacturing
$56,230
70
33 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,900
40
34 Chemical Manufacturing
$55,860
4,730
35 Engineering Services
$55,600
1,170
36 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,380
1,560
37 Ship and Boat Building
$55,380
350
38 Rubber Product Manufacturing
$55,290
770
39 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,190
4,210
40 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$55,180
2,000
41 Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,180
2,000
42 Testing Laboratories
$55,120
350
43 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$55,070
100
44 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$55,060
240
45 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$55,050
11,710
46 Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$55,040
260
47 Wholesale Trade
$54,960
760
48 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$54,920
620
49 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$54,600
16,410
50 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$54,340
150
51 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$54,280
2,490
52 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$54,260
620
53 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$54,250
200
54 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$54,180
80
55 Specialized Design Services
$54,080
80
56 Construction
$53,910
100
57 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$53,690
70
58 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$53,600
3,190
59 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$53,590
640
60 Specialty Trade Contractors
$53,590
n/a
61 Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$53,510
150
62 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$53,480
130
63 Building Equipment Contractors
$53,440
n/a
64 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$53,280
170
65 Manufacturing
$52,840
54,170
66 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,650
190
67 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$52,350
590
68 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$52,040
50
69 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$52,020
70
70 Printing and Related Support Activities
$51,830
70
71 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$51,490
480
72 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$51,400
360
73 Machinery Manufacturing
$51,150
5,220
74 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$51,020
610
75 Paper Manufacturing
$51,020
860
76 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$50,800
790
77 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$50,530
1,590
78 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$50,510
380
79 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$50,420
40
80 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$49,980
60
81 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$49,820
50
82 Transportation and Warehousing
$49,760
330
83 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$49,680
350
84 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$49,470
460
85 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$49,470
2,080
86 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$49,430
900
87 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$49,330
60
88 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$49,060
370
89 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$48,990
170
90 Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$48,920
110
91 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$48,900
2,590
92 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$48,850
220
93 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$48,770
190
94 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$48,670
2,970
95 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$48,440
770
96 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$48,420
1,420
97 Temporary Help Services
$48,100
1,100
98 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$48,000
660
99 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$47,940
3,960
100 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,910
100
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