Average Entry-Level Materials Engineer Salary

$66,203
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$2,995
Bonus
$4,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Materials Engineer is $66,203.
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$52k
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$66k
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$83k
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$52k - $83k
Bonus
$979 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$783 - $12k
Total Pay
$50k - $84k
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Job Description for Materials Engineer

Materials Engineer Tasks
  • Investigate product failures and materials problems, testing for and identifying manufacturing issues.
  • Supervise and conduct materials testing and technical processes for the organization.
  • Document and strategize on how to reduce materials and process problems, including researching new materials.
  • Consult on material choices, process recommendations, and interfacing with external laboratories.

Popular Employer Salaries for Materials Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Materials Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, The Boeing Company and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $78,000. The Boeing Company pays the lowest at around $72,028.

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Popular Skills for Materials Engineer

Skills in Material Science, Composite Materials, Product Development and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Materials Engineer

An early career Materials Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,540 based on 704 salaries. A mid-career Materials Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,921 based on 369 salaries. An experienced Materials Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,829 based on 151 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,446.
Employees with Materials Engineer in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 18.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.7% more) and Burlington, Vermont (15.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,295 survey responses.
Early Career
54.4%
Mid Career
28.5%
Experienced
11.7%
Late Career
5.5%