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
$53,400
25th Percentile Wage
$66,120
50th Percentile Wage
$82,690
75th Percentile Wage
$104,600
90th Percentile Wage
$129,520

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 $129,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,690. 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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,690-1.29%7.97%
201583,7603.35%-
201480,9501.62%-
201379,6404.45%-
201276,100--

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

The average salaries of industrial engineers in 20 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 paper and paper product merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $62,820). 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
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$89,700
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$89,440
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$88,220
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$85,840
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$84,820
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$84,670
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$84,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$83,860
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$83,140
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$82,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$81,850
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$81,750
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$80,310
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
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$64,660
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$62,820

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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