Industrial Engineer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $25.00 $38.60 $57.45
Annual Wage $52,000 $80,300 $119,500
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Industrial Engineers apply specialized knowledge of industrial processes, materials properties, psychology, economics, and chemistry to design, develop, test, and analyze industrial production processes. This includes quality control, logistics and material flow, production coordination, human work factors, and cost analysis. These engineers create integrated systems for managing industrial production processes.

The median annual salary for industrial engineers was just over $78,800 in 2012. The lowest ten percent of industrial engineering technicians earned less than $51,200 a year, while the top ten percent earned more than $118,000.

For the top five industries employing industrial engineers, the median annual salaries were as follows:

Aerospace parts and products $84,600
Management $82,300
Architectural and engineering services $81,250
Machinery manufacturing $72,950
Automotive parts manufacturing $71,580
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