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10 Top Companies and Best Jobs for Industrial Engineers

Industrial engineering drives the world’s production, and that is why we decided to create a list of top companies and best jobs for industrial engineers. This is one of the most responsible positions in many different industries. Industrial engineers create production systems that combine machines, human resources, and data. Their job is to eliminate wastefulness, speed up the production process and make it more efficient.

Although many big production companies employ industrial engineers, this is not an easy career path, primarily because of the vast knowledge and skills each industrial engineer needs to gain. The Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering is the first step for getting a job in this field. Still, some candidates manage to get the industrial engineering job with a degree in electrical, mechanical or general engineering.

10 Top Companies and Best Jobs for Industrial Engineers

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For creating the methodology for the list of top companies and best jobs for industrial engineers, we have used the data from Indeed, one of the most popular job search platforms in the world. According to Indeed’s data, the average annual salary for Industrial Engineer in the United States is $70,642. The Indeed’s database has provided us with the information about the average annual salary for industrial engineering positions in each famous company. We have taken the list of the companies that pay the highest salaries to Industrial Engineers as the basis for making our article. Since money is not the only criterion, when choosing where to apply, we have also read hundreds of reviews about company’s production processes, management, and culture. These links are shared in the company paragraphs.

We have also shared the rating each company has received from Industrial Engineers, who wrote the reviews. Indeed describes the company rating in stars, with five stars being the highest grade, and one star the lowest. The final score on our list represents the combination of the points received for annual salary and the ones that come from Indeed ratings given by the Industrial Engineers.

For average annual salary, the companies have received the number of points that is equal to the average annual salary, divided with 1,000, and for Indeed ratings they received from 10 to 50 points, depending on the number of stars they have.

We also wanted to investigate which jobs are the best jobs for industrial engineers, so we used the Indeed reviews, and listed all job positions that have given a 5-star review to the company. This way, in each company, you will be able to focus on the positions that show high employee satisfaction.

Since industrial engineers often move across the country (or the world) to find high-paid jobs, apart from the list of the top companies and best jobs for industrial engineers, you should also read the list of the Best States For Industrial Engineers. This way, you will know on which states and ZIP codes to focus, while searching.