Industrial Engineer Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of industrial engineers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare industrial engineer salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,310
25th Percentile Wage
$63,170
50th Percentile Wage
$83,850
75th Percentile Wage
$115,210
90th Percentile Wage
$159,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) industrial engineers is $159,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial engineers is $52,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of industrial engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,850
2.66% 1.36%
2016
$81,620
-6.82% -
2015
$87,190
11.23% -
2014
$77,400
-7.83% -
2013
$83,460
0.90% -
2012
$82,710
- -

Compare Industrial Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineers in 16 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for industrial engineer occupations is the other heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $119,650. The lowest paying industry is the residential building construction industry (annual salary $47,070). For detailed industrial engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$119,650
Nonresidential Building Construction
$97,390
Construction of Buildings
$91,800
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$88,820
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$83,880
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$80,530
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$80,140
Utility System Construction
$80,050
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$79,780
Building Equipment Contractors
$77,980
Specialty Trade Contractors
$77,100
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$74,300
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$72,830
Building Finishing Contractors
$71,190
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$69,070
Residential Building Construction
$47,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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