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Metallurgical Engineer Salary

The average Metallurgical Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K annually. In the world of Metallurgical Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $13K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $55K and $103K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Metallurgical Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Work is enjoyable for Metallurgical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$54,753 - $99,302
MEDIAN: $70,444

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$54,753 - $99,302  
$245.11 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,277  
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).
$54,918 - $102,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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Job Description for Metallurgical Engineer

Metallurgical engineering covers a wide area of responsibility; for example, those working in this field may be designing metal parts, studying the properties of metals, or solving problems in manufacturing. Extractive metallurgy deals with the separation of metals from ores, which involves multiple steps to successfully extract ores. Physical metallurgy involves studying the structure and physical properties of metals; this can involve creating an alloy such as steel from its component parts. The type of metal that metallurgical engineers work with vary. Additionally, employers in this field range from government agencies to colleges to companies manufacturing machinery or other products using metal.


Metallurgical Engineer Tasks

  • Develop and implement safety and quality projects.
  • Confer with customers to determine needs and specifications and explain design considerations.
  • Inspect current processes and provide problem solving and technical support.

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Pay by Experience Level for Metallurgical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Metallurgical Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $67K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $74K. Metallurgical Engineers bring in $92K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $93K on average.

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Experience Affects Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 4%