Materials Engineers

What Are The Training Requirements for Materials Engineers?

Materials engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Materials engineers
Typical education of Materials engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.7
High School 5.3
Some College 13.1
Associates Degree 9.4
Bachelors Degree 45.4
Masters Degree 18.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 8.0

What Is the Employment Outlook for Materials Engineers?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more materials engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 9,000 more.

This career includes 25,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Materials Engineers Make?

On average, materials engineers make $46.66 per hour or $97,050 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Materials Engineers?

Hourly income for Materials engineers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Materials engineers $26.38 $33.95 $44.86 $58.23 $71.56
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Engineers $26.76 $33.75 $43.75 $56.42 $70.99
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Materials Engineers?

Annual salary for Materials engineers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Materials engineers $54,870 $70,620 $93,310 $121,120 $148,840
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Engineers $55,670 $70,190 $91,010 $117,350 $147,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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