Metallurgical Engineer Salary

For Metallurgical Engineers, annual average wages total $71K per year. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Metallurgical Engineers spread between $55K and $104K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Metallurgical Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Metallurgical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$54,549 - $100,263
(Median)
$55K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,113
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Salary
$54,549 - $100,263  
   
Bonus
$401.34 - $11,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.36 - $15,050  
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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$55,346 - $103,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Metallurgical Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $68K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $91K. Metallurgical Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $95K.

Metallurgical Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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