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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Industrial Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,520
25th Percentile Wage
$41,900
50th Percentile Wage
$53,330
75th Percentile Wage
$68,380
90th Percentile Wage
$86,430

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 $86,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,520. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 157% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of industrial engineering technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,330-0.84%4.41%
201553,7800.76%-
201453,3702.53%-
201352,0202.00%-
201250,980--

Table 2. Industrial Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineering technicians in 14 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 $77,850. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $40,310).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$77,850
Information
$67,830
Federal, State, and Local Government
$67,160
Mining
$64,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,050
Construction
$58,680
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,890
Wholesale Trade
$55,320
Manufacturing
$52,120
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,870
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,360
Educational Services
$44,280
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,310

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 $37,640 to $85,300. The highest paying state for industrial engineering technicians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $85,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $37,640. 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
$85,300
Washington
$79,390
Hawaii
$69,390
California
$63,780
Connecticut
$63,320
Wyoming
$62,390
Texas
$61,680
Colorado
$61,650
Delaware
$60,820
Maryland
$60,790
Oklahoma
$60,400
Kansas
$59,050
Maine
$58,690
New Jersey
$58,310
Missouri
$58,050
Alabama
$57,960
Massachusetts
$55,490
Vermont
$55,440
Arizona
$55,430
Virginia
$55,330
Rhode Island
$54,990
New York
$54,780
Louisiana
$54,560
Georgia
$54,280
Illinois
$54,250
New Hampshire
$53,950
Mississippi
$53,490
Pennsylvania
$53,380
Kentucky
$52,880
Ohio
$52,780
Utah
$52,100
Minnesota
$51,310
Nebraska
$50,830
Iowa
$50,080
District of Columbia
$49,820
Michigan
$48,320
Wisconsin
$48,140
Idaho
$48,070
Indiana
$48,020
South Carolina
$47,860
Nevada
$47,720
North Carolina
$46,790
Montana
$45,790
North Dakota
$45,560
Arkansas
$44,850
West Virginia
$44,230
Florida
$44,030
Tennessee
$43,530
South Dakota
$39,550
Puerto Rico
$37,640


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