Materials Engineer Salary (United States)

A Materials Engineer earns an average salary of $70,091 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 Total Pay (?
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$51,171 - $101,035
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MEDIAN: $70,090
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Materials Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.00 - $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
$51,171 - $101,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,256  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $9,863  
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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$51,171 - $103,461  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 702
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $42.99  
   
Overtime
$22.02 - $50.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,256  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $9,863  
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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$51,171 - $103,461  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 702
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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
Chicago
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Houston
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Seattle
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San Diego
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National Average
$71,000
Columbus
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Phoenix
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Cincinnati
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Detroit
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Materials Engineer Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 1%
Composite Materials
up arrow 1%
National Average
$71,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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