Median Starting Salaries (by Institution): Industrial Engineering

Salary (by major) data was collected from the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE) College Scorecard platform and indicates the median salary of an institution’s graduates two years after receiving their bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, along with the number of graduates per institution for which the USDOE has salary data. Since the USDOE focuses only on early-career salaries, we limit the salary tables on our Dataverse to “pre-professional” majors where students are more likely to pursue employment immediately after graduation (e.g., as opposed to attending graduate school) and within their undergraduate field of study.

*Note that the USDOE is not able to disclose salary data by major for all institutions offering a major in this area. For example, if a group of individuals within a certain institution is too small, the USDOE must suppress salary data in order to prevent identification of the group’s individuals.

Table Updated December 2023

Institution# GraduatesMedian Starting Salary
129020University of Connecticut14$82,440UConn
147767Northwestern University54$79,849
196291SUNY Maritime College28$79,081
123961University of Southern California61$78,029USC
172644Wayne State University15$77,401
170976University of Michigan-Ann Arbor151$77,235UMich
194824Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute50$77,213RPI
168421Worcester Polytechnic Institute17$76,460WPI
139755Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus247$76,283Georgia Tech
145637University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign42$75,775UIUC
204796Ohio State University-Main Campus135$75,667OSU
213543Lehigh University46$75,623
159391Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College15$73,949LSU
110422California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo53$73,562
225511University of Houston20$73,530UH
240444University of Wisconsin-Madison54$72,895UW Madison
206695Youngstown State University13$71,957
106397University of Arkansas38$71,854
134097Florida State University16$71,643FSU
153658University of Iowa34$71,351UI
214777Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus169$71,286PSU; Penn State
233921Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University170$70,628Virginia Tech; Va Tech
155399Kansas State University16$70,456KSU
199193North Carolina State University at Raleigh43$70,253NC State; NCSU
207500University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus35$70,176
243780Purdue University-Main Campus60$70,057
169983Kettering University22$70,009
215293University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus80$69,835
176080Mississippi State University33$69,710MSU
163453Morgan State University14$69,338
166629University of Massachusetts-Amherst11$69,338UMass Amherst
172699Western Michigan University17$69,338
221759The University of Tennessee-Knoxville23$69,338UTK
178396University of Missouri-Columbia39$69,338Mizzou
217882Clemson University101$68,592
195003Rochester Institute of Technology19$68,219RIT
153603Iowa State University92$68,101ISU
238032West Virginia University68$68,047WVU
143358Bradley University24$67,899
174066University of Minnesota-Twin Cities33$67,846UMN
228723Texas A & M University-College Station145$67,571
209542Oregon State University31$67,420OSU
110529California State Polytechnic University-Pomona70$67,287
228769The University of Texas at Arlington46$67,202UT
104151Arizona State University Campus Immersion25$66,821ASU
229115Texas Tech University30$66,821
239318Milwaukee School of Engineering21$66,653MSOE
199102North Carolina A & T State University33$66,541
167358Northeastern University39$66,541
236948University of Washington-Seattle Campus37$66,189UW
228459Texas State University33$65,557
135726University of Miami25$65,238UM; UMiami
100858Auburn University74$65,170
240453University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee15$64,196
217484University of Rhode Island18$63,749URI
196079Binghamton University50$63,430SUNY Binghamton
154235Saint Ambrose University14$63,005
156125Wichita State University11$63,005
147703Northern Illinois University31$62,409NIU
204857Ohio University-Main Campus24$61,020OU
122755San Jose State University18$61,020SJSU
145600University of Illinois Chicago47$59,576UIC
200332North Dakota State University-Main Campus33$59,576NDSU
196088University at Buffalo19$59,350
185828New Jersey Institute of Technology20$59,124NJIT
137351University of South Florida42$57,318USF
132903University of Central Florida27$55,964UCF
100706University of Alabama in Huntsville11$55,547
186380Rutgers University-New Brunswick16$51,482RU
203517Kent State University at Kent27$49,019
228796The University of Texas at El Paso26$48,823UT

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