Entry-Level Materials Engineer Salary

The average Entry-Level Materials Engineer earns approximately $68K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Materials Engineers range from $50K on the low end to $89K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $12K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Materials Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Entry-Level Materials Engineers survey respondents are men (78 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$52,680 - $88,279
$53K
$68K
$88K
MEDIAN: $67,858
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$16.34 - $34.20
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MEDIAN: $24.50
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$0$89K
Salary $52,680 - $88,279
Bonus $0.00 - $9,907
Profit Sharing $285.96 - $11,635
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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$50,150 - $89,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 515
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $16.34 - $34.20
Hourly Tips $0.20
Overtime $23.32 - $48.93
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,907
Profit Sharing $285.96 - $11,635
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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$50,150 - $89,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,153

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Entry-Level Materials Engineers will find that Sunnyvale offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Entry-Level Materials Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+15 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+3 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Below-median salaries also turn up in New York and Raleigh (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Composite Materials
▲3%

Engineering Design
▲3%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲2%

Project Management
▲2%

Product Development
▲1%

Test Engineering
▲1%


National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%
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