Entry-Level Materials Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Materials Engineers can expect wages of $68K annually on average. Total incomes of Entry-Level Materials Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $51K and $90K. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Materials Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Materials Engineers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,891 - $89,086
$54K
$68K
$89K
MEDIAN: $68,208
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90%

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$16.92 - $36.39
$17
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.50
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$0$90K
Salary $53,891 - $89,086
Bonus $0.00 - $10,033
Profit Sharing $340.00 - $11,000
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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$50,870 - $90,975
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 523
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $16.92 - $36.39
Hourly Tips $0.20
Overtime $24.47 - $49.75
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,033
Profit Sharing $340.00 - $11,000
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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$50,870 - $90,975
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,620

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Entry-Level Materials Engineers in Sunnyvale receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Materials Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+15 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+3 percent), and Houston (+2 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (13 percent less) and Raleigh (12 percent less).

Materials Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Materials Engineer in Reading:
"Mechanical skills and communications skills are important."
Having mechanical skills is very helpful in many jobs related to materials. Good writing and speaking skills are necessary for being a successful engineer.

Key Stats for Materials Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Composite Materials
▲3%

Engineering Design
▲3%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲2%

Project Management
▲1%

Test Engineering
▲1%


Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%
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