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
$50,950
25th Percentile Wage
$61,680
50th Percentile Wage
$81,620
75th Percentile Wage
$113,510
90th Percentile Wage
$160,340

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 $160,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial engineers is $50,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of industrial engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,620-6.82%-1.34%
201587,19011.23%-
201477,400-7.83%-
201383,4600.90%-
201282,710--

Compare Industrial Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineers in eleven 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 plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry (annual salary $73,380). 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
$95,760
Construction of Buildings
$90,350
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$87,310
Utility System Construction
$84,000
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$83,740
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$83,050
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$77,070
Building Equipment Contractors
$74,840
Specialty Trade Contractors
$74,410
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$73,380

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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