Information About Industrial Engineers

Training Requirements for Industrial Engineers

Industrial engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Industrial engineers
Training for Industrial Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.8
High School 6.8
Some College 12.6
Associates Degree 9.4
Bachelors Degree 50.3
Masters Degree 17.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.2

Employment outlook for Industrial Engineers

Represents about 241,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more industrial engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 72,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, industrial engineers make $42.56 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Industrial engineers $26.00 $32.37 $40.53 $50.59 $62.21
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Engineers $26.76 $33.75 $43.75 $56.42 $70.99
Industrial engineers, including health and safety $25.86 $32.31 $40.63 $50.85 $62.38
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, industrial engineers make $88,530 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Industrial engineers $54,070 $67,330 $84,310 $105,230 $129,390
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Engineers $55,670 $70,190 $91,010 $117,350 $147,670
Industrial engineers, including health and safety $53,780 $67,200 $84,510 $105,770 $129,760
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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