Salary for Industrial Engineers

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The role of an industrial engineer is to observe and improve the workflow in a manufacturing environment. This normally includes studying all aspects of the manufacturing process, and the position of equipment, materials and workspace. Industrial engineers then re-draw plans of this environment, and optimize the manufacturing process for quality control and productivity. In many instances, they are also involved in the initial conceptualization of a workspace or manufacturing site. Some college is required for this profession.

A Industrial Engineer will most likely earn wages that can range from $57,950 to $136,930 based on experience and domain knowledge. will normally receive a wage of ninety-three thousand six hundred and ten dollars yearly.

can get the best compensation in New Mexico, where they get average compensation of near $113,920. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Information, which has normal pay levels of $105,100.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.41 percent nationwide in that time.


Industrial Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Retail Trade
Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services