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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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
2.66% 1.36%
-6.82% -
11.23% -
-7.83% -
0.90% -
- -

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
Nonresidential Building Construction
Construction of Buildings
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Utility System Construction
Other Building Equipment Contractors
Building Equipment Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Residential Building Construction

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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