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Industrial Engineers in Louisiana

Is Louisiana a good place for you to work as an Industrial Engineer?

18.6% Jobs Projection
$93,190 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Industrial Engineers in Louisiana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Industrial Engineers in Louisiana is growing faster than average.

  • Industrial Engineers in Louisiana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Industrial Engineers Work in Louisiana?

1,640 people worked as Industrial Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,760 Industrial Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 3,610 Industrial Engineers working in it, which means Louisiana has fewer Industrial Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Industrial Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.


Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 190 annual Industrial Engineers job openings in Louisiana, and 2,490 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 19,700 annual jobs and 283,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Industrial Engineers Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Industrial Engineers ranged from $61,490 to $146,410 with $93,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.56 to $70.39. The median hourly rate was $44.8.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $44.38 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

The median salary in Louisiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Louisiana Metros for Industrial Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Industrial Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 600 $101,900
Baton Rouge, LA 380 $94,210
Lafayette, LA 280 $87,350
Lake Charles, LA 210 $87,980
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 $90,800
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 50 $96,040

Top States for Industrial Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Industrial Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Michigan 31,520 $88,190
California 26,220 $101,920
Texas 17,910 $102,310
Ohio 15,440 $80,680
New York 12,030 $86,900
Indiana 10,820 $71,490
Massachusetts 10,720 $98,280
Florida 10,570 $73,650
Illinois 9,760 $85,570
Minnesota 9,620 $86,600
Wisconsin 9,290 $75,370
Pennsylvania 9,280 $82,210
North Carolina 9,160 $82,900
Georgia 7,260 $81,430
South Carolina 7,130 $84,840
Washington 6,740 $104,240
Connecticut 5,840 $87,700
Missouri 5,680 $82,940
Alabama 5,630 $84,540
Kentucky 5,410 $76,400

Below are the states where Industrial Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Wyoming $104,510
Washington $104,240
Texas $102,310
California $101,920
Massachusetts $98,280
Colorado $97,120
Rhode Island $97,020
Maryland $96,570
Arizona $94,170
New Jersey $94,030

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