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Industrial Engineering Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of industrial engineering technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of industrial engineering technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The industrial engineering technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Industrial Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,090
25th Percentile Wage
$42,690
50th Percentile Wage
$54,280
75th Percentile Wage
$69,210
90th Percentile Wage
$87,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineering technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) industrial engineering technicians is $87,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,090. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of industrial engineering technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,280
1.75% 6.08%
2016
$53,330
-0.84% -
2015
$53,780
0.76% -
2014
$53,370
2.53% -
2013
$52,020
2.00% -
2012
$50,980
- -

Table 2. Industrial Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineering technicians in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for industrial engineering technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $82,970. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $37,620).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$82,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$68,240
Mining
$65,020
Information
$64,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,410
Construction
$58,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,350
Transportation and Warehousing
$57,090
Wholesale Trade
$54,200
Manufacturing
$53,200
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,210
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,110
Retail Trade
$47,340
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,020
Educational Services
$37,620

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Industrial Engineering Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only industrial engineering technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of industrial engineering technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $37,860 to $80,700. The highest paying state for industrial engineering technicians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $80,700. The lowest paying state is South Dakota with a median annual salary of $37,860. For more salary information of industrial engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$80,700
Washington
$79,390
Hawaii
$69,390
California
$65,010
Texas
$64,540
New Mexico
$64,370
Oklahoma
$64,370
Maryland
$64,160
Delaware
$63,230
Connecticut
$62,730
Wyoming
$62,390
Vermont
$61,350
Louisiana
$60,080
Colorado
$59,960
Utah
$59,660
Maine
$58,850
New Jersey
$58,740
Rhode Island
$58,620
Oregon
$58,050
Alabama
$57,920
Missouri
$57,490
Arizona
$56,960
Massachusetts
$56,220
New Hampshire
$55,920
Illinois
$55,600
New York
$54,970
Ohio
$53,950
Pennsylvania
$53,710
Georgia
$53,610
Kentucky
$52,460
Kansas
$52,230
Iowa
$51,730
Virginia
$51,560
Mississippi
$51,050
Minnesota
$51,040
District of Columbia
$49,820
North Dakota
$49,340
South Carolina
$49,270
Nebraska
$48,800
Michigan
$48,750
Indiana
$48,150
North Carolina
$48,040
Florida
$47,630
Wisconsin
$47,480
West Virginia
$46,170
Montana
$45,790
Nevada
$45,390
Arkansas
$45,190
Tennessee
$44,810
Idaho
$42,750
Puerto Rico
$38,450
South Dakota
$37,860



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