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Salary, Wages, Pay: Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety




Median annual earnings of industrial engineers were $62,150 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $50,160 and $75,440. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $40,380, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $90,420. Median annual earnings in the manufacturing industries employing the largest numbers of industrial engineers in 2002 were:

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing $67,460
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 65,470
Architectural, engineering, and related services 64,020
Aerospace products and parts manufacturing 63,630
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 62,610

Median annual earnings of health and safety engineers were $58,010 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $46,580 and $71,980. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,230, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $87,250.

According to a 2003 salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, bachelorís degree candidates in industrial/manufacturing engineering received starting offers averaging about $47,051 a year and masterís degree candidates averaged $54,565 a year.