Metallurgical Engineer Salary

Pay for Metallurgical Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $71K per year. Cash earnings of Metallurgical Engineers can occasionally include $14K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $56K to almost $103K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Metallurgical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Metallurgical Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,444 - $99,442
(Median)
$55K
$71K
$99K
MEDIAN: $70,772
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Salary
$55,444 - $99,442  
   
Bonus
$320.00 - $13,500  
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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$55,845 - $102,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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.


Metallurgical Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $67K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $72K. Metallurgical Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $94K.

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Experience Affects Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 4%
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