Materials Engineer Salary (United States)

A Materials Engineer earns an average salary of $70,251 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Materials Engineer Salary (?
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$52,060 - $101,434
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MEDIAN: $70,251
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Materials Engineer Salary (?
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$14.55 - $42.99
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,060 - $101,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,433  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $10,137  
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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$51,514 - $104,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 659
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $42.99  
   
Overtime
$22.52 - $55.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,433  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $10,137  
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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$51,514 - $104,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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
  • 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.
  • Investigate product failures and materials problems, testing for and identifying manufacturing issues.
  • Supervise and conduct materials testing and technical processes for the organization.

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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Boston
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Chicago
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Houston
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San Diego
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Phoenix
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$71,000
Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Materials Engineer Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Product Development
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$71,000
Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%