Materials Engineer Salary

A Materials Engineer earns an average salary of $72,296 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.
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$55,012 - $105,539
(Median)
$55K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,296
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$15.09 - $39.11
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,012 - $105,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,738  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $10,090  
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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$53,045 - $107,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 840
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $39.11  
   
Overtime
$26.18 - $56.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,738  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $10,090  
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).
)
$53,045 - $107,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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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Experience Affects Materials Engineer Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 5%

Composite Materials
up arrow 4%

Material Science
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Failure Analysis
up arrow 2%

Test Engineering
up arrow 2%

Product Development
0%

National Average
$73,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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