$68,730
Avg. Salary
$24.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,004

Bonus

$2,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $24.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $68,730 per year.

$17.08
10%
$24.71
50%
$38.30
90%
MEDIAN $24.71
$54k
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$69k
50%
$89k
90%
MEDIAN $68,730
$54,216 - $89,210
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MEDIAN: $68,730
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$17.08 - $38.30
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$0$91K
Salary $54,216 - $89,210
Bonus $496 - $9,968
Profit Sharing $403 - $9,787
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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$51,561 - $91,282
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 991
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $17.08 - $38.30
Hourly Tips $0.20
Overtime $28.44 - $51.01
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $496 - $9,968
Profit Sharing $403 - $9,787
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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$51,561 - $91,282
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 73

Job Description for Materials Engineer

Materials engineers are in charge of conducting materials analysis for their organization. They are responsible for completing objective materials performance and recommending changes and corrections. They provide technical support to other teams to order new materials that satisfy project requirements, as well as use their engineering background to develop new product and improve production and manufacturing process. Materials engineers work closely with other engineers to improve quality and efficiency. They also maintain equipment inventory and order new materials as needed. Materials engineers communicate with production staff and external vendors, as well as create detailed reports for comparing materials' performance, quality, and costs. They also research new materials and integrate newer technologies into their projects.

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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.

Materials Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,401

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Entry-Level Materials Engineers in Sunnyvale receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Materials Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+15 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+3 percent), and Houston (+2 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (13 percent less) and Raleigh (12 percent less).

Key Stats for Materials Engineer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect Materials Engineer Salaries

Composite Materials
▲1%

Engineering Design
▲1%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$69,000


Product Development
▼1%

Test Engineering
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 9%