The average salary for a Late-Career Industrial Engineer is $87,216.
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Job Description for Industrial Engineer
An industrial engineer primarily works to improve and manage manufacturing processes for their company. He or she is primarily concerned with finding ways to better utilize employees, machinery and other assets to improve operations within a plant or similar facility. An industrial engineer typically studies reports related to process efficiency within a section of their plant or the entire facility; they examine the rates of current production, looking at factors such as speed, quality control …Read more
Industrial Engineer Tasks
- Determine effective standards of production, staffing requirements and manufacturing methods through statistical and mathematical calculations.
- Determine quality and reliability requirements of the product in production.
- Increase production productivity by implementing better labor or production processes.
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Popular Skills for Industrial Engineer
Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, Project Management, Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement.
Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Engineer
An entry-level Industrial Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,264 based on 634 salaries. An early career Industrial Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,090 based on 2,376 salaries. A mid-career Industrial Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,601 based on 768 salaries. An experienced Industrial Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,210 based on 400 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Industrial Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 23.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (14.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dubuque, Iowa (24.6% less), Los Angeles, California (9.4% less) and Columbus, Ohio (8.3% less).
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