Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Materials Engineer is $67,151
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Materials Engineers?
An early career Materials Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,612 based on 646 salaries. A mid-career Materials Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,031 based on 319 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Materials Engineers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.