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
Arizona $93,878
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
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
District of Columbia $84,410
Pennsylvania $83,290
Maine $86,000
Alabama $84,540
Missouri $82,940
Nevada $84,280
North Carolina $82,900
Iowa $82,770
South Carolina $84,840
Georgia $81,430
Nebraska $82,310
Oklahoma $82,310
Tennessee $80,710
Ohio $80,680
Illinois $78,475
South Dakota $78,110
Arkansas $75,680
Mississippi $78,350
North Dakota $79,550
Vermont $76,260
Kansas $77,310
Kentucky $76,400
Florida $73,650
Indiana $72,554
Wisconsin $75,370
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 6% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than biomedical engineers but more than engineers.

Career Median Salary
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
Engineer salary $61K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)