Industrial Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,400
25th Percentile Wage
$66,340
50th Percentile Wage
$82,300
75th Percentile Wage
$102,580
90th Percentile Wage
$127,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $127,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial engineers is $53,400.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,3001.01%6.43%
201581,4701.96%-
201479,8701.48%-
201378,6902.13%-
201277,010--

Compare Industrial Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineers in 107 industries in the manufacturing 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 manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media industry with an annual salary $101,470. The lowest paying industry is the wood kitchen cabinet and countertop manufacturing industry (annual salary $64,170). For detailed industrial engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$101,470
Tobacco Manufacturing
$101,080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$97,520
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$96,210
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$95,880
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$94,890
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$94,890
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$94,240
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$93,990
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$92,890
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$92,160
Footwear Manufacturing
$92,110
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$91,760
Chemical Manufacturing
$89,530
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$89,450
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$88,080
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$87,880
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$87,390
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$87,270
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$86,820
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$86,810
Beverage Manufacturing
$86,430
Paper Manufacturing
$86,420
Animal Food Manufacturing
$86,130
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$86,100
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$86,060
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$85,860
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$85,700
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$85,450
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$84,770
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$84,690
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$83,990
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$83,840
Food Manufacturing
$83,300
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$83,180
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$83,050
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$82,930
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$82,490
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$81,950
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$81,920
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$81,740
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$81,590
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$80,350
Other Food Manufacturing
$80,240
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$80,210
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$79,720
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$79,530
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$79,350
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$79,350
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$79,240
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$78,640
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$78,450
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$78,140
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$77,820
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$77,710
Apparel Manufacturing
$77,690
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$77,300
Machinery Manufacturing
$77,060
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$76,810
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$76,660
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$76,250
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$76,180
Printing and Related Support Activities
$76,120
Printing and Related Support Activities
$76,120
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$75,860
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$75,610
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$75,490
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$75,290
Textile Mills
$75,260
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$75,180
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$75,050
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$74,920
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$74,890
Foundries
$74,760
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$74,590
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$74,520
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$74,500
Fabric Mills
$74,390
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$74,360
Hardware Manufacturing
$74,230
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$74,170
Ship and Boat Building
$73,900
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$73,840
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$73,650
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$73,250
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$73,160
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$73,070
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$73,010
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$72,830
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$72,590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$72,430
Textile Furnishings Mills
$72,070
Textile Product Mills
$71,080
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$71,060
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$70,370
Forging and Stamping
$70,060
Other Textile Product Mills
$69,900
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$69,690
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$69,540
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$69,290
Machine Shops
$68,970
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$67,740
Wood Product Manufacturing
$67,430
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$65,020
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$64,850
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$64,620
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$64,170

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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