Metallurgical Engineer Salary

Metallurgical Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $73K annually. Cash earnings for Metallurgical Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing — stretch from around $55K to approximately $109K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Metallurgical Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Metallurgical Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,269 - $103,849
$54K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,956
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$29.48 - $50.87
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MEDIAN: $39.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,269 - $103,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,108  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $17,540  
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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$54,643 - $108,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.76  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,108  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $17,540  
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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$54,643 - $108,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Metallurgical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Metallurgical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Metallurgical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Metallurgical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Metallurgical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 35 salaries. A Metallurgical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Metallurgical Engineer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$77,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$77,000


Data Analysis
▼2%

Metallurgy
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 4%