Industrial Engineering Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Oversees engineering and technical design of industrial engineering, generally optimizing the complex processes and systems to minimize waste. Manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders.
There were 192 Industrial Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 6463 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Industrial Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Industrial Engineering Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $87,800.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $86,213.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Industrial Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $78,466.
Education and Experience
Posted Industrial Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Industrial Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||10%|
|3 to 5 years||45%|
|6 to 8 years||23%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Industrial Engineering Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (46%)
- Planning (35%)
- Problem Solving (32%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)
- Microsoft Excel (22%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Project Management (56%)
- Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise (49%)
- Budgeting (46%)
- Scheduling (33%)
- Industrial Engineering (32%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Procurement (15%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (15%)
- AutoCAD (15%)
- Quality Management (14%)
- Cost Control (14%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Cost Estimation (6%)
- Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (5%)
- Engineering Design and Installation (5%)
- Process Design (5%)
- Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD) (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Industrial Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Project Engineer
- Engineering Manager
- Chief Engineer
- Senior Project Engineer
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Facilities Engineering Manager
- Design Engineering Manager
- Engineering Manager (General)
- Engineering Project Manager
- Product Engineering Manager
- Electrical Engineering Manager
- Director of Engineering
Here are the employers that have posted the most Industrial Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Ryder System Incorporated (307)
- CDM Smith (220)
- Pfizer (94)
- L3Harris (88)
- Sundt Construction Incorporated (72)
- Gxo Logistics (11)
- Ryder System Incorporated (9)
- CDM Smith (7)
- Pfizer (6)
- Ao Smith Corporation (4)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!
- Engineering – 2+2 Undergraduate Degrees
- Engineering Management Master's Degrees
- Engineering Management Analytics Graduate Certificates
- Engineering Management Foundations Graduate Certificates