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Industrial Engineer Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,580
25th Percentile Wage
$67,630
50th Percentile Wage
$82,410
75th Percentile Wage
$100,780
90th Percentile Wage
$122,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $122,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial engineers is $55,580.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,410
0.75% 6.38%
2016
$81,790
0.79% -
2015
$81,140
3.04% -
2014
$78,670
3.81% -
2013
$75,670
-1.96% -
2012
$77,150
- -

Compare Industrial Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineers in 22 industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 pipeline transportation industry with an annual salary $131,870. The lowest paying industry is the specialized freight trucking industry (annual salary $69,260). For detailed industrial engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Pipeline Transportation
$131,870
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$115,610
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$109,480
Pipeline Transportation
$107,080
Rail Transportation
$104,470
Rail Transportation
$104,470
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$100,870
Truck Transportation
$89,890
Scheduled Air Transportation
$88,670
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$87,050
Support Activities for Transportation
$86,690
Air Transportation
$83,630
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$83,490
Couriers and Messengers
$80,190
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$80,140
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$79,290
Warehousing and Storage
$79,200
Warehousing and Storage
$79,200
Postal Service (federal government)
$76,480
Postal Service (federal government)
$76,480
General Freight Trucking
$75,230
Specialized Freight Trucking
$69,260

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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