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Bachelors Bachelors

How much does an Industrial Engineer make in the United States?

Average Industrial Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Industrial Engineers earn a median hourly wage of $40.53. Hourly wages typically start from $26.00 and go up to $62.21.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Industrial Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Industrial Engineers earn a median salary of $84,310 per year. Salaries typically start from $54,070 and go up to $129,390.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. Industrial engineer salaries vary depending on education, experience, industry and state of employment. The information in the following chart is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2014 and shows various industries and their corresponding average salaries:

Industry Average Industrial Engineer Salary

Oil and gas extraction - $127,420
Crude oil pipeline transportation - $111,180
Other pipeline transportation - $124,100
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers - $118,440
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing - $93,300
Architectural and engineering services - $88,600
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - $75,680
Company and enterprise management - $87,300

Higher industrial engineer salaries can be attained as individuals advance to become technical specialists, such as quality engineers or facility planners. In those roles, they typically supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Obtaining a master’s degree can facilitate this type of specialization and can result in a higher salary.

Employment Type Mix

84%
Full-Time
16%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
197
RATINGS
Industrial Engineers average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Industrial Engineers in the 85th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Industrial Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Industrial Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Industrial Engineers in the United States earn:

$62.21
an hour
$129,390
per year
Senior Industrial Engineer Earnings

Senior Industrial Engineers in the United States earn:

$50.59
an hour
$105,230
per year
Experienced Industrial Engineer Earnings

Experienced Industrial Engineers in the United States earn:

$40.53
an hour
$84,310
per year
Junior Industrial Engineer Earnings

Junior Industrial Engineers in the United States earn:

$32.37
an hour
$67,330
per year
Starting Industrial Engineer Earnings

Starting Industrial Engineers in the United States earn:

$26.00
an hour
$54,070
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Industrial Engineer salary comparison

Industrial Engineers earn less than 74% percent of Engineering careers. Industrial Engineer salaries are in the top 85% of all careers in the United States.

Petroleum Engineer Salary $132k
Nuclear Engineer Salary $102k
Chemical Engineer Salary $98k
Mining and Geological Engineer Salary $94k
Product Safety Engineer Salary $86k
Industrial Engineer Salary $84k
Agricultural Engineer Salary $75k
Geodesist Salary $59k
Explosives Worker Salary $52k
Source:

Historical salary for Industrial Engineers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industrial Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Industrial Engineer Salary in Wyoming $49.48 $102,910 # 1
Industrial Engineer Salary in Washington $48.92 $101,760 # 2
Industrial Engineer Salary in Texas $46.67 $97,080 # 3
Industrial Engineer Salary in Rhode Island $43.75 $91,010 # 4
Industrial Engineer Salary in Virginia $41.51 $86,330 # 5
Industrial Engineer Salary in Utah $39.53 $82,210 # 6
Industrial Engineer Salary in West Virginia $40.07 $83,340 # 7
Industrial Engineer Salary in South Carolina $38.18 $79,410 # 8
Industrial Engineer Salary in South Dakota $36.18 $75,250 # 9
Industrial Engineer Salary in Tennessee $36.93 $76,810 # 10
Industrial Engineer Salary in Vermont $36.49 $75,890 # 11
Industrial Engineer Salary in Wisconsin $35.39 $73,620 # 12
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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