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Highest Paying States for Industrial Engineers

The highest paying states for industrial engineers (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 of industrial engineers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $124,960, Alaska is the highest paying state for industrial engineers. It is followed by Wyoming (average annual salary $102,910). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of industrial engineers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Industrial Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$124,960
$76,720 60
2 Wyoming
$102,910
$68,950 200
3 Washington
$101,760
$66,290 7,680
4 California
$100,300
$62,590 24,390
5 Louisiana
$99,950
$57,740 1,750
6 Oregon
$99,550
$65,070 3,690
7 Texas
$97,080
$60,490 16,060
8 Massachusetts
$95,800
$64,840 8,340
9 Colorado
$92,950
$56,600 3,260
10 Arizona
$91,710
$52,170 4,200
11 New Mexico
$91,530
$70,910 920
12 New Jersey
$91,460
$62,580 3,660
13 Rhode Island
$91,010
$56,940 590
14 Idaho
$90,290
$64,390 910
15 Delaware
$89,630
$62,060 480
16 Maryland
$87,800
$41,380 2,660
17 Virginia
$86,330
$56,150 3,650
18 Connecticut
$86,240
$56,930 4,570
19 Minnesota
$85,780
$57,730 8,660
20 Michigan
$85,170
$55,840 26,660
21 West Virginia
$83,340
$59,370 520
22 New York
$83,060
$53,470 10,290
23 Pennsylvania
$82,340
$55,430 9,310
24 Utah
$82,210
$55,890 1,850
25 Nevada
$82,000
$56,330 410
26 North Carolina
$81,690
$55,140 8,270
27 Missouri
$81,340
$53,120 4,600
28 Nebraska
$81,080
$55,260 1,310
29 Maine
$80,800
$56,560 690
30 Montana
$80,600
$54,660 200
31 District of Columbia
$80,510
$60,670 240
32 Oklahoma
$80,290
$51,100 1,680
33 New Hampshire
$79,840
$56,760 1,310
34 Alabama
$79,680
$53,270 4,930
35 Illinois
$79,440
$50,890 13,270
36 South Carolina
$79,410
$49,930 6,860
37 Kansas
$79,240
$51,660 2,210
38 Mississippi
$79,010
$53,820 1,630
39 Ohio
$78,940
$53,190 14,720
40 Hawaii
$78,000
$43,150 60
41 Georgia
$77,490
$51,220 6,310
42 Tennessee
$76,810
$48,210 6,440
43 Kentucky
$76,260
$52,940 4,590
44 Vermont
$75,890
$50,170 550
45 Arkansas
$75,280
$47,970 1,500
46 South Dakota
$75,250
$55,990 530
47 North Dakota
$74,080
$43,860 410
48 Iowa
$73,790
$52,830 2,530
49 Wisconsin
$73,620
$51,340 8,330
50 Indiana
$71,490
$49,670 8,870
51 Puerto Rico
$70,120
$41,340 2,980
52 Florida
$68,920
$37,000 9,750
See also: Highest paying industries for industrial engineers, Top Paying Jobs in America.