Salary for Industrial Engineers

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.

An Industrial Engineer can get an average pay level somewhere between 56000 and 84000 based on experience and talent. Industrial Engineers will most likely earn an average compensation of Seventy Eight Thousand Four Hundred dollars per annum.

Industrial Engineers can get the highest pay in Alaska, where they earn an average job salary of about $98790. Employees with these job titles can make the most money in Public Administration, where they can receive normal pay levels of $95710.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.58 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Industrial Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $95,710
Public Administration $87,560
Other Services (except Public Administration) $86,080
Information $85,450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $84,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $84,210
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,170
Retail Trade $75,170
Utilities $75,350
Educational Services $75,630
Transportation and Warehousing $76,530
Manufacturing $76,830
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