Average Early-Career Materials Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$74,045
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$60k
MEDIAN
$74k
90%
$99k

The average salary for a Materials Engineer is $74,045

Base Salary
$60k - $99k
Bonus
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$40k - $108k
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What Do Materials Engineers Do?

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.
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