A Materials Engineer earns an average salary of $71,542 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$53,893 - $99,787
$54K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,542
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$16.49 - $45.96
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$46
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,893 - $99,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,016  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $11,693  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,112 - $102,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 701
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $45.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$25.34 - $66.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $11,693  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,112 - $102,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Materials Engineer

Materials engineers are in charge of conducting materials analysis for their organization. They are responsible for completing objective materials performance and recommending changes and corrections. They provide technical support to other teams to order new materials that satisfy project requirements, as well as use their engineering background to develop new product and improve production and manufacturing process. Materials engineers work closely with other engineers to improve quality and efficiency. They also maintain equipment inventory and order new materials as needed. Materials engineers communicate with production staff and external vendors, as well as create detailed reports for comparing materials' performance, quality, and costs. They also research new materials and integrate newer technologies into their projects.

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Materials Engineer Tasks

  • Investigate product failures and materials problems, testing for and identifying manufacturing issues.
  • Supervise and conduct materials testing and technical processes for the organization.
  • Document and strategize on how to reduce materials and process problems, including researching new materials.
  • Consult on material choices, process recommendations, and interfacing with external laboratories.

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Key Stats for Materials Engineer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Materials Engineer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Failure Analysis
up arrow 10%







National Average
$72,000


Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 4%

Test Engineering
up arrow 4%


Metallurgy
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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