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Industrial Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of industrial engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare industrial engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,550
25th Percentile Wage
$73,450
50th Percentile Wage
$93,830
75th Percentile Wage
$118,460
90th Percentile Wage
$142,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $142,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial engineers is $59,550.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,830
1.64% 10.07%
2016
$92,290
1.37% -
2015
$91,030
4.21% -
2014
$87,200
2.13% -
2013
$85,340
1.12% -
2012
$84,380
- -

Compare Industrial Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineers in 13 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry with an annual salary $109,160. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $86,200). For detailed industrial engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$109,160
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,310
Testing Laboratories
$100,980
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$97,130
Scientific Research and Development Services
$97,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,830
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$92,620
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$92,430
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$92,080
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$91,180
Specialized Design Services
$89,490
Engineering Services
$88,930
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$86,200

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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