The salary statistics of industrial engineers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of industrial engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The industrial engineers 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) industrial engineers is $129,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,070. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 139% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of industrial engineers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of industrial engineers in 17 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 engineers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $100,620. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $71,010).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only industrial engineers 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 engineers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $68,920 to $124,960. The highest paying state for industrial engineers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $124,960. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $68,920. For more salary information of industrial engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |