Materials Engineer Salary

A Materials Engineer earns an average salary of $71,930 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$55,225 - $101,454
$55K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,555
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50%
90%

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$16.12 - $47.69
$16
$25
$48
MEDIAN: $25.50
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$0$103K
Salary $55,225 - $101,454
Bonus $0.00 - $10,267
Profit Sharing $240.00 - $12,000
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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$53,687 - $103,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 753
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $16.12 - $47.69
Hourly Tips $0.20
Overtime $33.08 - $51.06
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,267
Profit Sharing $240.00 - $12,000
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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$53,687 - $103,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

  • Investigate product failures and materials problems, testing for and identifying manufacturing issues.
  • Supervise and conduct materials testing and technical processes for the organization.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Materials Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Materials Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Materials Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 501 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Materials Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 203 salaries. An experienced Materials Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 66 salaries. A Materials Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,500

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Materials Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Materials Engineer?

Materials Engineer in Windsor Locks:
Pros: Ike hands on approach in engineering, certifying contract specifacation.
Cons: Payscale.

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Key Stats for Materials Engineer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Materials Engineer Salaries

▲60%

▲31%

▲14%

National Average
$74,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Failure Analysis
▲7%







National Average
$74,000


Test Engineering
▼4%




Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▼9%

Metallurgy
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%
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