The average hourly pay for a Materials Specialist is $17.43.
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Job Description for Materials Specialist
A materials specialist is generally responsible for evaluating materials and developing machinery and processes in order to manufacture those materials. Those in this position work in a variety of environments, from laboratories and factories to the military. The position generally requires a Bachelor’s degree, and even a Doctorate degree in some fields. Recommended degrees include: Materials Engineering, Textile Sciences and Engineering, and Ceramic Sciences and Engineering. A materials spec…Read more
Materials Specialist Tasks
- Develop and manage the flow of inbound and outbound materials.
- Maintain inventory control and report anticipated material requests.
- Monitor parts movement and manufacturer performance.
Popular Employer Salaries for Materials Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Materials Specialist are from the companies Caterpillar, Inc., General Electric Co (GE) and Siemens. Reported salaries are highest at Siemens where the average pay is $21.95. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, earning around $19.04 and $18.51, respectively. American Airlines pays the lowest at around $13.75. Lippert Components Inc. and Caterpillar, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.25 and $16.00, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Materials Specialist
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Purchasing, Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), Inventory Management and SAP Materials Management (SAP MM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Materials Specialist
An entry-level Materials Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.79 based on 98 salaries. An early career Materials Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.04 based on 249 salaries. A mid-career Materials Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.49 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Materials Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 151 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Materials Specialist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 18.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (8.2% more) and San Francisco, California (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (35.8% less), Dallas, Texas (30.4% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (13.9% less).
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