Materials Engineer Salary

materials-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgMaterials engineers test and design machine and processes that manufacture materials for product design. They engineer materials according to performance needs or specialized designs. Materials engineers find new uses for common materials. They often specialize in a specific type of material.

Salary

Materials engineers earn on average $87,490 a year. The lower 10% earns about $52,900 yearly while the highest 10% earns at least $130,020 yearly. The median salary is $85,150 annually.

The best industries for employment are aerospace products and parts manufacturing (4,370 employed at $96,170 on average); architectural, engineering, and related services (2,190; $84,710); and scientific research and development services (1,670; $88,670).

The top paying states are Maryland ($102,590 average), California ($98,380), and Virginia ($94,050).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of materials engineers is expected to be 1% from 2012-2022. This will be little or no change.

Materials Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $57,940 $90,910 $127,750 $91,740
Alaska $66,630 $90,180 $135,340 $93,890
Arizona $58,000 $87,290 $125,620 $89,050
Arkansas $48,590 $76,630 $98,620 $75,620
California $62,250 $95,810 $144,920 $98,380
Colorado $62,340 $83,490 $139,420 $91,180
Connecticut $62,320 $89,840 $117,970 $88,860
Florida $48,920 $84,950 $124,690 $84,340
Georgia $48,190 $84,080 $127,050 $84,650
Idaho $55,250 $91,500 $137,860 $92,920
Illinois $38,080 $81,000 $133,550 $83,120
Indiana $53,450 $83,890 $118,510 $84,010
Iowa $51,560 $72,320 $111,110 $75,850
Kansas $55,880 $90,860 $119,280 $88,610
Kentucky $37,180 $71,300 $106,010 $71,240
Louisiana $58,720 $84,880 $129,360 $86,250
Maine $48,930 $74,860 $97,170 $73,850
Maryland $63,660 $102,220 $152,640 $102,590
Massachusetts $63,480 $85,850 $123,460 $89,830
Michigan $52,780 $76,230 $113,320 $79,620
Minnesota $63,500 $85,030 $116,100 $85,940
Mississippi $49,260 $73,230 $115,880 $77,750
Montana $47,960 $51,470 $76,170 $58,390
Nebraska $52,950 $72,350 $116,030 $76,610
Nevada $64,460 $88,130 $131,580 $91,070
New Hampshire $63,730 $86,700 $124,210 $90,140
New Jersey $46,300 $85,780 $130,760 $86,150
New Mexico $62,750 $89,700 $133,980 $92,510
New York $56,150 $84,490 $120,120 $85,060
North Carolina $54,490 $85,580 $116,610 $85,360
North Dakota $43,760 $66,810 $109,930 $70,370
Ohio $54,170 $89,300 $138,290 $92,070
Oklahoma $32,740 $48,450 $77,460 $51,890
Oregon $63,120 $84,760 $117,600 $86,480
Pennsylvania $56,280 $83,000 $122,180 $85,700
Rhode Island $54,360 $85,950 $135,760 $87,910
South Carolina $43,020 $74,530 $113,540 $76,440
Tennessee $45,090 $81,880 $116,240 $81,200
Texas $49,310 $77,020 $130,920 $82,950
Utah $50,060 $77,990 $104,110 $75,970
Vermont $54,730 $74,250 $96,340 $75,170
Virginia $53,200 $87,680 $153,290 $94,050
West Virginia $52,870 $82,680 $113,510 $81,890
Wisconsin $44,460 $65,550 $99,580 $68,810
Wyoming $42,490 $59,100 $169,910 $81,500