The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $68,242 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Materials Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,406 - $98,665
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MEDIAN: $68,242
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Materials Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.22 - $44.49
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,406 - $98,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,352  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $11,573  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$50,480 - $101,352  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $44.49  
   
Overtime
$19.79 - $50.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,352  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $11,573  
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).
)
$50,480 - $101,352  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 716
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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 by Experience Level for Materials Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Chicago
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Columbus
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Seattle
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National Average
$69,000
Detroit
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Cleveland
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Phoenix
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Experience Affects Materials Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

National Average
$69,000
Product Development
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%
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