Entry-Level Materials Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Materials Engineers take home an average $67K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Materials Engineers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $89K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Most Entry-Level Materials Engineers survey respondents are men (78 percent). Though the majority of Entry-Level Materials Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$51,122 - $87,487
$51K
$67K
$87K
MEDIAN: $66,786
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50%
90%

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$17.08 - $32.60
$17
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $23.62
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$51,122 - $87,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,855  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,132 - $88,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.08 - $32.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$23.75 - $48.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,855  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $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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$49,132 - $88,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,161

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Materials Engineers in Sunnyvale enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Materials Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+17 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+5 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in New York (12 percent lower) and Raleigh (11 percent lower).

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
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Composite Materials
▲5%

Engineering Design
▲5%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲4%

Project Management
▲4%

Product Development
▲3%

Test Engineering
▲3%


Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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