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Industrial Engineer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of industrial engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare industrial engineer salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,540
25th Percentile Wage
$78,270
50th Percentile Wage
$95,040
75th Percentile Wage
$113,300
90th Percentile Wage
$127,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $127,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $95,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid industrial engineers is $61,540.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$95,040
2.33% 7.54%
2016
$92,830
0.76% -
2015
$92,120
1.82% -
2014
$90,440
1.11% -
2013
$89,440
1.76% -
2012
$87,870
- -

Compare Industrial Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $98,070. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $69,740). For detailed industrial engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$98,070
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$95,040
Federal government, including USPS
$93,730
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$90,880
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$90,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$90,200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$70,840
State government, including schools and hospitals
$69,740

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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