Industrial engineer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Industrial engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Texas $102,310
California $101,920
Washington $104,240
Wyoming $104,510
Massachusetts $98,280
Maryland $96,570
New Mexico $90,620
Montana $87,930
Colorado $97,120
Louisiana $93,190
New Jersey $94,030
Rhode Island $97,020
Arizona $94,170
Hawaii $89,250
Idaho $91,610
New York $86,900
Delaware $91,940
West Virginia $91,890
Virginia $88,710
New Hampshire $89,350
Oregon $88,640
Minnesota $86,600
Connecticut $87,700
Utah $81,790
Michigan $88,190
Illinois $85,570
District of Columbia $84,410
Maine $86,000
Missouri $82,940
Nevada $84,280
North Carolina $82,900
South Carolina $84,840
Georgia $81,430
Pennsylvania $82,210
Nebraska $82,310
Oklahoma $82,310
Tennessee $80,710
Ohio $80,680
South Dakota $78,110
Iowa $78,950
Mississippi $78,350
North Dakota $79,550
Vermont $76,260
Kansas $77,310
Kentucky $76,400
Florida $73,650
Wisconsin $75,370
Arkansas $75,680
Indiana $71,490
Puerto Rico $70,800

How much does an Industrial Engineer earn?

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.

How do industrial engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Industrial engineers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than environmental engineers but more than industrial engineering technicians.

Career Median Salary
Environmental engineer salary $62K
Sales engineer salary $64K
Locomotive engineer salary $62K
Mechanical engineer salary $63K
Geodesist salary $63K
Industrial engineer salary $62K
Civil engineer salary $61K
Power engineer salary $60K
Biomedical engineer salary $57K
Industrial engineering technician salary $55K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)