Industrial engineer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Industrial engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $124,960
Alabama $84,540
Arkansas $75,680
Arizona $93,878
California $101,920
Colorado $97,120
Connecticut $87,700
District of Columbia $84,410
Delaware $91,940
Florida $73,650
Georgia $81,430
Hawaii $89,250
Iowa $82,770
Idaho $91,610
Illinois $78,475
Indiana $72,554
Kansas $77,310
Kentucky $76,400
Louisiana $93,190
Massachusetts $98,280
Maryland $96,570
Maine $86,000
Michigan $88,190
Minnesota $86,600
Missouri $82,940
Mississippi $78,350
Montana $87,930
North Carolina $82,900
North Dakota $79,550
Nebraska $82,310
New Hampshire $89,350
New Jersey $94,030
New Mexico $90,620
Nevada $84,280
New York $86,900
Ohio $80,680
Oklahoma $82,310
Oregon $88,640
Pennsylvania $83,290
Puerto Rico $70,800
Rhode Island $97,020
South Carolina $84,840
South Dakota $78,110
Tennessee $80,710
Texas $102,310
Utah $81,790
Virginia $88,710
Vermont $76,260
Washington $104,240
Wisconsin $75,370
West Virginia $91,890
Wyoming $104,510

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 mining and geological engineers but more than mechanical engineers.

Career Median Salary
Mining and geological engineer salary $91K
Biomedical engineer salary $88K
Product safety engineer salary $91K
Environmental engineer salary $89K
Water engineer salary $89K
Industrial engineer salary $86K
Engineer salary $78K
Civil engineer salary $76K
Ship engineer salary $75K
Mechanical engineer salary $72K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)