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Metallurgical Engineer Salary

Median pay for Metallurgical Engineers in the United States is around $71K annually. Total cash earnings of Metallurgical Engineers range from $55K on the low end to $102K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $14K, respectively. Experience level 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. For the most part, Metallurgical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.
$54,818 - $98,970
(Median)
$55K
$71K
$99K
MEDIAN: $71,086
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Salary
$54,818 - $98,970  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,000  
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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$55,001 - $101,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $76K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Metallurgical Engineers make a median salary of $93K. For some reason, Metallurgical Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $92K.

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Experience Affects Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 5%