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
|Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing
|Architectural, engineering, and related services
|Aerospace products and parts manufacturing
|Motor vehicle parts manufacturing
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.