Industrial Engineer Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,040
25th Percentile Wage
$68,340
50th Percentile Wage
$85,720
75th Percentile Wage
$108,470
90th Percentile Wage
$131,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $131,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial engineers is $55,040.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,720
3.53% 11.22%
2016
$82,690
-1.29% -
2015
$83,760
3.35% -
2014
$80,950
1.62% -
2013
$79,640
4.45% -
2012
$76,100
- -

Compare Industrial Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineers in 26 industries in the wholesale trade 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 petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $104,090. The lowest paying industry is the farm and garden machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $52,180). For detailed industrial engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$104,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$91,690
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$91,680
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$90,320
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$90,160
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$90,060
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$90,060
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$89,440
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$89,000
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$88,220
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$84,820
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$83,640
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$83,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$82,960
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$80,890
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$80,310
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$79,760
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$79,500
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$78,650
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$73,320
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$72,390
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$71,220
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$66,850
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$64,660
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$62,820
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$52,180

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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