Materials Engineers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Materials Engineers in the United States is around $105420 per year.

How much do Materials Engineers make in the United States?

In the United States, Materials Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $50.69 and a mean annual wage of $105420.

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Materials Engineers earnings by experience

For Materials Engineers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $29.18 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $37.78 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $48.15, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $62.63. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $78.03 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Materials Engineers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $60700 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $78580 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $100140. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $130260, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $162300 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Materials Engineers

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Earnings for Junior-level Materials Engineers

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Earnings for Mid-level Materials Engineers

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Earnings for Senior-level Materials Engineers

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Earnings for Top-level Materials Engineers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)