Salary for Industrial Engineers

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Also known as:  Efficiency Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Packaging Engineer, Production Engineer

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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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Information
$105,100
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$104,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$103,870
Public Administration
$101,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$101,180
Utilities
$99,950

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$77,910
Health Care and Social Assistance
$81,920
Transportation and Warehousing
$82,170
Retail Trade
$84,280
Educational Services
$85,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$89,860