Industrial Engineers: Pay

The median annual wage for industrial engineers was $84,310 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $54,070, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $129,390.

In May 2016, the median annual wages for industrial engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Aerospace product and parts manufacturing $97,520
Computer and electronic product manufacturing 92,890
Engineering services 87,900
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 77,710
Machinery manufacturing 77,060

Most industrial engineers work full time. Depending upon the projects in which these engineers are engaged, and the industries in which the projects are taking place, hours may vary.