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Metallographer Salary

$104,168 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Metallographer is $104,168 a year and $50 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Metallographer is between $73,121 and $129,286. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Metallographer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Plans and evaluates conducted microscopic, macroscopic, and other tests and investigations of metals and alloys for purposes as metallurgical control over products or use in developing new or improved grades and types of metals, alloys, or production methods.
  • Directs laboratory personnel in preparing of samples, such as polishing or etching, and selects area of sample where microscopic or macroscopic examination is to be made.
  • Studies photomicrographs and performs microscopic examinations on samples to determine metal characteristics, such as crystal structure, porosity, and homogeneity.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Metallographer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Materials Engineers

Job family population: 27,200

Estimated population of Metallographer jobs: 4,706

Rate of error: 3.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Metallographer Job Listings for United States

Jun 15
New York, NY, USA
Image Associates Inc.
New York City based consulting engineering company, which does investigations of failures in construction, energy generation, transportation, needs a Materials Engineer/ Metallurgical Engineer. I am ...
Metallurgical Engineer
Jun 19
Wilmington, NC, USA
Optimize Manpower Solutions, Inc.
Hands-on metallurgical materials characterization by lab analyses. Writing test plans and documenting evaluations of results and related tasks to support product development. Familiarity with Design ...
Metallurgical Engineer - Forging
May 24
Houston, TX, USA
United Employment Group
Metallurgical Engineer Duties: * Metallurgical reviews of Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium and Nickel Based Alloys to be used in the quoting and production of new parts. * Metallurgical process ...
Metallurgical Technician
Jun 5
Wixom, MI, USA
Oerlikon Balzers
Metallurgical Technician Location: Wixom, Michigan Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Assists in the training of operators and inspectors regarding quality procedures and instructions. * Audits ...
May 16
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Metallurgist - Elk Grove Village, Illinois - (Recent College Graduate Preferred) Reports to EGV Quality Manager and The VP of Quality Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Maintains a quality system ...
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