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Many people have a tough time finding a job right out of college. But for those with an industrial engineering major, career opportunities tend to be plentiful. By looking through millions of job listings and 16,951 industrial engineering major resumes, we were able to discover which are the preferred jobs for industrial engineering majors.

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Starting Salary
$57,000
Job openings
29,456
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Everett, WA;  Indianapolis, IN;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
61,272
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Everett, WA;  Wichita, KS;  
Job Description:
A Manufacturing Engineer plans, designs, sets up, and monitors the manufacturing processes. They work in various sectors, such as plastics, oil, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.
Starting Salary
$60,000
Job openings
44,194
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Austin, TX;  Chandler, AZ;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
64,005
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain (real or hypothetical) and documents its business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
28,290
Top Locations:
Orlando, FL;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
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Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
68,429
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
Starting Salary
$44,000
Job openings
32,604
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. They also help to plan, design, and build commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.
Starting Salary
$58,000
Job openings
60,787
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Grand Rapids, MI;  Irvine, CA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$60,000
Job openings
60,183
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.
Starting Salary
$54,000
Job openings
96,357
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
43,062
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Anoka, MN;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
40,156
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  
Starting Salary
$51,000
Job openings
63,495
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
76,355
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
Starting Salary
$47,000
Job openings
23,467
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Pleasanton, CA;  
Job Description:
Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.
Starting Salary
$61,000
Job openings
75,609
Top Locations:
San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY;  San Jose, CA;  
Job Description:
A Quality Assurance Engineer develops and executes exploratory and automated tests for new and existing products to meet client needs. They monitor the debugging process and track quality assurance metrics.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
26,784
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Columbus, OH;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$59,000
Job openings
64,140
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Auburn Hills, MI;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
51,934
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Midland, TX;  Denver, CO;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
50,822
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
20,487
Top Locations:
Champaign, IL;  Davenport, IA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$60,000
Job openings
52,923
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Wichita, KS;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
43,266
Top Locations:
Cincinnati, OH;  Louisville, KY;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$59,000
Job openings
243,563
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
Starting Salary
$58,000
Job openings
57,699
Top Locations:
San Diego, CA;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
92,305
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$65,000
Job openings
115,778
Top Locations:
San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
Starting Salary
$57,000
Job openings
29,475
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  East Hartford, CT;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$67,000
Job openings
26,287
Top Locations:
Columbus, OH;  Dorado, PR;  Indianapolis, IN;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
43,117
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$61,000
Job openings
37,548
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Cincinnati, OH;  Minneapolis, MN;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
49,226
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
A Quality Assurance Analyst tests software and other computer applications to ensure that there are no defects and that it is made to meet the company's standards. They also recommend program improvements and corrections to programmers.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
25,238
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
62,298
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
42,751
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Management trainees work closely with more senior managers in a department and perform delegated managerial tasks with an goal of earning a promotion to become a manager in the future.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
61,065
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Starting Salary
$54,000
Job openings
52,455
Top Locations:
Spokane Valley, WA;  Anderson, SC;  Cypress, CA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$47,000
Job openings
25,499
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Omaha, NE;  San Diego, CA;  
Starting Salary
$71,000
Job openings
37,753
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.
Starting Salary
$68,000
Job openings
28,773
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Diego, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Starting Salary
$42,000
Job openings
27,925
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Austin, TX;  Memphis, TN;  
Job Description:
Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.
Starting Salary
$48,000
Job openings
52,530
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Charlotte, NC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.
Starting Salary
$54,000
Job openings
46,700
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Austin, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs).
Starting Salary
$66,000
Job openings
52,275
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.
Starting Salary
$48,000
Job openings
50,372
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
23,367
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Miami, FL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Starting Salary
$39,000
Job openings
48,928
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Austin, TX;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
40,815
Top Locations:
Boston, MA;  Philadelphia, PA;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
55,080
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Midland, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs).
Starting Salary
$60,000
Job openings
38,340
Top Locations:
Auburn Hills, MI;  Houston, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

Industrial Engineering Major Jobs

Average Salary For an Industrial Engineering Major

Depending on the industry that industrial engineering majors work in, their salaries can vary significantly. In fact, we found that industrial engineering majors who work in the technology industry have an average salary of $81,437, while those who work in the construction industry have an average salary of $69,724. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should look for jobs in the technology industry.

1. Technology
$81,437
Avg. Salary
$61k
$94k
2. Finance
$80,962
Avg. Salary
$61k
$94k
3. Energy
$74,456
Avg. Salary
$61k
$94k
4. Automotive
$72,781
Avg. Salary
$61k
$94k
5. Manufacturing
$72,541
Avg. Salary
$61k
$94k

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Updated July 15, 2020