Metallurgical Engineer Salary

Metallurgical Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K annually. In the world of Metallurgical Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $54K and $110K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $18K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Metallurgical Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession.

$53,970 - $104,616
$54K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,486
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$29.48 - $50.87
$40
MEDIAN: $39.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,970 - $104,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
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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$54,312 - $109,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.76  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
   
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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$54,312 - $109,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Metallurgical Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. On average, Metallurgical Engineers make $92K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $100K on average.

Metallurgical Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Metallurgical Engineer?

Metallurgical Engineer in Seattle:
"Be Prepared to Learn!"
Most of the stuff I was taught in school was very theoretical. Any equations you have can be burned in a bonfire pretty much directly out of school. Most of what I need to know on a day-to-day basis was OJT!

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Key Stats for Metallurgical Engineer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$77,000


Data Analysis
▼1%

Metallurgy
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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