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Materials Engineer Salary

A Materials Engineer earns an average salary of $70,761 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Composite Materials is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$53,091 - $101,712
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,761
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$14.63 - $43.97
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,091 - $101,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,088  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $11,982  
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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$52,172 - $105,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 668
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $43.97  
   
Overtime
$22.42 - $55.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,088  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $11,982  
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).
)
$52,172 - $105,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.

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Experience Affects Materials Engineer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Composite Materials
up arrow 11%



Product Development
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$72,000

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%