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Materials Engineer Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $22.17 $35.57 $53.91
  Annual $46,100 $74,000 $112,100
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Materials Engineers develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for constructing products that meet specialized design specifications. They develop new uses for existing materials. This group includes metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.