Information About Materials Engineers

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Training

Materials engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Materials engineers
Training for Materials Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 5.6
Some College 12.3
Associates Degree 12.1
Bachelors Degree 45.7
Masters Degree 17.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 6.7

Employment

Represents about 24,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more materials engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 8,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, materials engineers make $41.73 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Materials engineers $25.00 $31.90 $40.60 $51.30 $61.40
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, materials engineers make $86,790 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Materials engineers $52,110 $66,520 $84,550 $106,840 $127,850
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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