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Industrial Engineer Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Industrial Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,230
25th Percentile Wage
$68,550
50th Percentile Wage
$85,880
75th Percentile Wage
$106,970
90th Percentile Wage
$130,930

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 $130,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,230. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% 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 engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,880
1.83% 8.17%
2016
$84,310
1.00% -
2015
$83,470
2.37% -
2014
$81,490
1.46% -
2013
$80,300
1.79% -
2012
$78,860
- -

Table 2. Industrial Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of industrial engineers in 18 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 $98,230. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $75,400).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$98,230
Information
$97,320
Finance and Insurance
$95,820
Utilities
$95,070
Federal, State, and Local Government
$95,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$93,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$92,220
Wholesale Trade
$85,720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$85,070
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$84,570
Manufacturing
$83,900
Construction
$83,850
Retail Trade
$83,800
Health Care and Social Assistance
$83,260
Transportation and Warehousing
$82,410
Educational Services
$79,970
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$75,400

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Industrial Engineers by States

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 $70,290 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 $70,290. For more salary information of industrial engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$124,960
Hawaii
$110,690
Washington
$104,230
California
$101,420
Wyoming
$101,320
Texas
$100,740
Oregon
$99,630
Massachusetts
$97,650
Colorado
$96,550
Rhode Island
$93,470
Louisiana
$92,310
New Jersey
$92,020
New Mexico
$91,510
Arizona
$90,310
Idaho
$90,030
Delaware
$89,340
Maryland
$89,120
Connecticut
$87,960
Virginia
$87,390
Michigan
$87,000
Minnesota
$86,250
New York
$85,780
New Hampshire
$85,160
Maine
$84,420
Nevada
$84,370
West Virginia
$84,140
Pennsylvania
$84,090
Utah
$83,510
North Carolina
$83,210
Oklahoma
$82,980
South Carolina
$82,260
Alabama
$82,090
Missouri
$81,770
Tennessee
$81,640
District of Columbia
$81,190
Nebraska
$80,950
Illinois
$80,900
Mississippi
$79,850
Montana
$79,580
Ohio
$79,550
Kansas
$79,110
Georgia
$78,860
Kentucky
$76,820
South Dakota
$76,120
Vermont
$75,700
Iowa
$75,430
Wisconsin
$74,850
North Dakota
$72,930
Arkansas
$72,700
Indiana
$71,480
Puerto Rico
$71,020
Florida
$70,290



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