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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Industrial Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,070
25th Percentile Wage
$67,330
50th Percentile Wage
$84,310
75th Percentile Wage
$105,230
90th Percentile Wage
$129,390

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,3101.00%6.46%
201583,4702.37%-
201481,4901.46%-
201380,3001.79%-
201278,860--

Table 2. Industrial Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

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
Mining
$100,620
Finance and Insurance
$96,340
Utilities
$93,020
Federal, State, and Local Government
$92,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,290
Information
$91,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$90,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$90,260
Educational Services
$83,340
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$83,090
Wholesale Trade
$82,690
Manufacturing
$82,300
Transportation and Warehousing
$81,790
Construction
$81,620
Retail Trade
$79,940
Health Care and Social Assistance
$78,750
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$71,010

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 $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
Alaska
$124,960
Wyoming
$102,910
Washington
$101,760
California
$100,300
Louisiana
$99,950
Oregon
$99,550
Texas
$97,080
Massachusetts
$95,800
Colorado
$92,950
Arizona
$91,710
New Mexico
$91,530
New Jersey
$91,460
Rhode Island
$91,010
Idaho
$90,290
Delaware
$89,630
Maryland
$87,800
Virginia
$86,330
Connecticut
$86,240
Minnesota
$85,780
Michigan
$85,170
West Virginia
$83,340
New York
$83,060
Pennsylvania
$82,340
Utah
$82,210
Nevada
$82,000
North Carolina
$81,690
Missouri
$81,340
Nebraska
$81,080
Maine
$80,800
Montana
$80,600
District of Columbia
$80,510
Oklahoma
$80,290
New Hampshire
$79,840
Alabama
$79,680
Illinois
$79,440
South Carolina
$79,410
Kansas
$79,240
Mississippi
$79,010
Ohio
$78,940
Hawaii
$78,000
Georgia
$77,490
Tennessee
$76,810
Kentucky
$76,260
Vermont
$75,890
Arkansas
$75,280
South Dakota
$75,250
North Dakota
$74,080
Iowa
$73,790
Wisconsin
$73,620
Indiana
$71,490
Puerto Rico
$70,120
Florida
$68,920


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