The median annual wage of industrial engineers was $76,100 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half of the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $49,700, and the top 10 percent earned more than $112,830.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of industrial engineers in May 2010 were as follows:
|Semiconductor and other electronic component|
|Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control|
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||80,990|
|Aerospace product and parts manufacturing||80,940|
|Motor vehicle parts manufacturing||72,840|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition