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Metallurgical Engineer Salary

Metallurgical Engineers in the United States take home an average $70K annually. Overall cash earnings for Metallurgical Engineers stretch from $55K on the lower end to $103K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $13K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Metallurgical Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,030 - $99,602
(Median)
$55K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,201
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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.
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Salary
$55,030 - $99,602  
   
Bonus
$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).
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$55,342 - $103,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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.

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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 Metallurgical Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $67K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $72K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $93K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $94K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 4%
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