The average salary for an industrial engineer in the United States is around $87,040 per year.
This is 37% above the national average. Updated in 2018.
Industrial engineers earn an average yearly salary of $87,040. Wages typically start from $56,470 and go up to $132,340.
Industrial engineer earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Industrial engineer salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$84,410|
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?
|Biomedical engineer salary||$89K|
|Product safety engineer salary||$89K|
|Computer systems engineer salary||$90K|
|Mechanical engineer salary||$87K|
|Water engineer salary||$88K|
|Industrial engineer salary||$87K|
|Civil engineer salary||$78K|
|Agricultural engineer salary||$77K|
|Ship engineer salary||$71K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)