Materials Specialist Salary

Median pay for Materials Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.18 per hour. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Materials Specialists are male. Most Materials Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,656 - $74,870
$40K
$56K
$75K
MEDIAN: $56,057
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50%
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$12.02 - $24.67
$12
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MEDIAN: $17.18
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$0$74K
Salary $39,656 - $74,870
Bonus $970 - $7,149
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$28,111 - $68,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 132
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.02 - $24.67
Overtime $20.33 - $38.14
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $970 - $7,149
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$28,111 - $68,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173

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Job Description for Materials Specialist

A materials specialist is generally responsible for evaluating materials and developing machinery and processes in order to manufacture those materials. Those in this position work in a variety of environments, from laboratories and factories to the military. The position generally requires a Bachelor’s degree, and even a Doctorate degree in some fields. Recommended degrees include: Materials Engineering, Textile Sciences and Engineering, and Ceramic Sciences and Engineering. A materials specialist typically keeps daytime “office hours;” however, different shifts or extended hours are not out of the ordinary.

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Materials Specialist Tasks

  • Develop and manage the flow of inbound and outbound materials.
  • Maintain inventory control and report anticipated material requests.
  • Monitor parts movement and manufacturer performance.

Common Career Paths for Materials Specialist


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Materials Specialists' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Buyer. Median pay for Buyers is $47K.

Materials Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Materials Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Materials Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Materials Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 149 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Materials Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Materials Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 76 salaries. A Materials Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 41 salaries.

Materials Specialist Reviews

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

Materials Specialist in Denver:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: I love what I actually do because I work with a lot of different people. Every day is different and it is very fast-paced and dynamic.
Cons: I feel underpaid and underappreciated. Upper management has changed quite a bit lately and I don't feel that I'm being recognized.

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Key Stats for Materials Specialist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Materials Specialist Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

National Average
$46,000

▼4%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Materials Specialist Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▲31%

▲9%

Inventory Management
▲3%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%


Order Inventory
▼8%

Shipping
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 10%
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