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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 Hawaii (average annual salary $110,690). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 80
2 Hawaii
$110,690
$54,970 80
3 Washington
$104,230
$65,650 6,870
4 California
$101,420
$65,440 24,040
5 Wyoming
$101,320
$69,590 170
6 Texas
$100,740
$63,640 16,700
7 Oregon
$99,630
$65,940 3,880
8 Massachusetts
$97,650
$66,530 9,130
9 Colorado
$96,550
$59,390 3,630
10 Rhode Island
$93,470
$59,260 690
11 Louisiana
$92,310
$54,150 1,760
12 New Jersey
$92,020
$61,120 4,430
13 New Mexico
$91,510
$68,460 760
14 Arizona
$90,310
$53,180 4,120
15 Idaho
$90,030
$63,620 900
16 Delaware
$89,340
$63,630 470
17 Maryland
$89,120
$41,810 3,150
18 Connecticut
$87,960
$58,640 5,200
19 Virginia
$87,390
$57,690 4,130
20 Michigan
$87,000
$57,120 28,460
21 Minnesota
$86,250
$58,860 8,970
22 New York
$85,780
$54,650 11,150
23 New Hampshire
$85,160
$59,610 1,600
24 Maine
$84,420
$59,520 800
25 Nevada
$84,370
$59,380 450
26 West Virginia
$84,140
$61,100 500
27 Pennsylvania
$84,090
$58,060 9,280
28 Utah
$83,510
$54,170 2,010
29 North Carolina
$83,210
$55,400 9,080
30 Oklahoma
$82,980
$49,650 1,420
31 South Carolina
$82,260
$53,890 6,900
32 Alabama
$82,090
$54,670 5,510
33 Missouri
$81,770
$53,520 5,010
34 Tennessee
$81,640
$54,210 5,540
35 District of Columbia
$81,190
$62,020 220
36 Nebraska
$80,950
$56,710 1,280
37 Illinois
$80,900
$52,550 11,590
38 Mississippi
$79,850
$54,900 1,760
39 Montana
$79,580
$56,530 230
40 Ohio
$79,550
$54,230 15,230
41 Kansas
$79,110
$51,140 2,470
42 Georgia
$78,860
$51,140 6,440
43 Kentucky
$76,820
$53,650 5,150
44 South Dakota
$76,120
$56,240 480
45 Vermont
$75,700
$51,660 550
46 Iowa
$75,430
$52,870 2,440
47 Wisconsin
$74,850
$52,220 8,330
48 North Dakota
$72,930
$45,830 310
49 Arkansas
$72,700
$45,230 1,800
50 Indiana
$71,480
$47,780 10,180
51 Puerto Rico
$71,020
$43,430 3,170
52 Florida
$70,290
$39,320 10,180
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