Industrial Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Industrial Engineer is $61,874 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Industrial Engineer Total Pay (?
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$47,409 - $84,288
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MEDIAN: $61,874
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Industrial Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.56 - $40.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$47,409 - $84,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,618  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $8,054  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,713 - $88,033  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,908
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $40.57  
   
Overtime
$20.81 - $47.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,618  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $8,054  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$44,713 - $88,033  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,908
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Job Description for Industrial Engineer

Industrial engineers are responsible for the labor in a company's manufacturing unit. They decide what kind of work needs to be done, and they find ways to increase productivity of both the machines and the manpower. They help maximize factors of production like labor, technology, material and energy. Some of the duties of an industrial engineer include studying product requirements, designing mathematical models that meet those requirements and they designing manufacturing systems. They are also experts on the machines that are being used in the production environment, so they are able to modify the machines to work as efficiently as possible. In order to perform these duties, industrial engineers need to be superb problem solvers with good organizational skills. Because they are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the machinery, they should also have a high aptitude for mechanics. Most of their work is done in an office environment, but they may be required to work in a factory, laboratory, or warehouse in order to pinpoint problems and supervise plan implementation. They report any ideas on improving the production environment to company executives. Entry level positions require a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. It would be wise for an industrial engineer to also have background in statistics, management science, quality control, sociology, agricultural behavior, and economics.
Industrial Engineer Tasks
  • Increase production productivity by implementing better labor or production processes.
  • Determine quality and reliability requirements of the product in production.
  • Determine effective standards of production, staffing requirements and manufacturing methods through statistical and mathematical calculations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$63,000
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Experience Affects Industrial Engineer Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Industrial Engineer Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
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Process Improvement
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Six Sigma Green Belt
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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Powerpoint
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$63,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Engineering Design
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Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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