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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
$56,540
25th Percentile Wage
$67,460
50th Percentile Wage
$81,790
75th Percentile Wage
$101,660
90th Percentile Wage
$125,490

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 $125,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial engineers is $56,540.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,7900.79%5.67%
201581,1403.04%-
201478,6703.81%-
201375,670-1.96%-
201277,150--

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

The average salaries of industrial engineers in 18 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
$110,440
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$104,920
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$97,730
Air Transportation
$90,970
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$86,080
Support Activities for Transportation
$85,600
Scheduled Air Transportation
$84,430
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$81,500
Couriers and Messengers
$80,190
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$80,140
Warehousing and Storage
$78,250
Warehousing and Storage
$78,250
General Freight Trucking
$75,230
Postal Service (federal government)
$75,110
Postal Service (federal government)
$75,110
Truck Transportation
$70,630
Specialized Freight Trucking
$69,260

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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