Materials Engineers

Training Requirements for Materials Engineers

Materials engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for 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

Employment Outlook for Materials Engineers

This represents about 25,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Materials Engineers

Hourly Income

On average,materials engineers make $46.66 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, materials engineers make $97,050 per year.

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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