Metallurgical Engineer Salary

Pay for Metallurgical Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $70K annually. In the world of Metallurgical Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $56K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $13K, respectively. Experience level 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. Most Metallurgical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$55,349 - $99,575
(Median)
$55K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,369
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Salary
$55,349 - $99,575  
   
Bonus
$247.30 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,395  
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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$55,724 - $102,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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.


For Metallurgical Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $67K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $72K. Metallurgical Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. 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 $93K.

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Experience Affects Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 4%
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