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Materials Engineer Salary

$108,849 (USD)

Average Salary

$52/hr

Average Hourly

$3,755

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $108,849 a year and $52 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Materials Engineer is between $76,296 and $135,096. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Materials Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Extracts, develops, processes and tests materials used to create a variety of products.
  • Works with metals, ceramics, plastics, semi-conductors, and composites to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, chemical, and other requirements.
  • Typically requires an engineering degree in field of specialty.
  • Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Materials Engineer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Materials Engineers

Job family population: 26,930

Estimated population of Materials Engineer jobs: 4,532

Rate of error: 2.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$126,186
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Materials Engineer Job Listings for United States

Materials Engineer
Oct 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Flex Films (USA), Inc
Reporting and Responsibilities Reporting to GM of Technology, the Materials Engineer is responsible for managing multiple large scale projects supporting Research and Development efforts for the ...
Materials Engineer
Oct 2
Easton, PA, USA
Penn Technical Staffing
A medical device manufacturer located in Easton, PA is seeking a Materials Engineer to join their team. This person will be responsible for product and process development as weill as providing ...
Chief Engineer
Nov 15
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Gravity Media
... all material matters in a timely fashion. − Technical escalation point for all studio engineering and build related issues in NAM − Travel to other studio locations to conduct training and ...
Chief engineer
Nov 18
Los Angeles, United States
Gravity Media
... all material matters in a timely fashion.− Technical escalation point for all studio engineering and build related issues in NAM− Travel to other studio locations to conduct training and ...
Process Engineer
Nov 9
Oakland, United States
Lilac Solutions, Inc.
Degree in chemical engineering, materials engineering, chemistry, or similar ? Experience with wet chemistry and materials science ? Highly organized with sharp attention to numerical and scientific ...

The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $108,849 a year and $52 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Materials Engineer is between $76,296 and $135,096. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Materials Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Oct 2
Easton, PA, USA
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A medical device manufacturer located in Easton, PA is seeking a Materials Engineer to join their team. This person will be responsible for product and process development as weill as providing ...
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