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Highest Paying Cities for Materials Engineers

The top 100 highest paying cities for materials engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of materials engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $122,100, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California is the highest paying city for materials engineers. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $119,890). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of materials engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Materials Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$122,100
580
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$119,890
1,110
3 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$118,120
220
4 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$116,370
40
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$116,140
550
6 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$115,070
240
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$113,800
340
8 Dayton, Ohio
$112,110
320
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$111,920
340
10 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$111,750
260
11 Huntsville, Alabama
$111,720
300
12 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$110,810
70
13 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$109,240
50
14 Wichita, Kansas
$108,880
120
15 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$107,050
420
16 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$106,210
660
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$105,530
640
18 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$104,170
130
19 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$103,460
870
20 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$102,410
340
21 Worcester, Massachusetts
$101,760
80
22 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$101,300
50
23 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$100,870
60
24 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$100,120
150
25 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$99,920
390
26 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$98,810
60
27 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$98,680
40
28 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$98,650
150
29 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$97,380
570
30 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$97,120
690
31 St Louis, Missouri
$96,260
310
32 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$96,200
440
33 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$95,900
300
34 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$95,760
650
35 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$95,410
150
36 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$95,080
510
37 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$94,860
320
38 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$94,320
60
39 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$94,140
320
40 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$93,910
750
41 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$93,860
40
42 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$93,690
50
43 Tacoma, Washington
$92,940
30
44 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$92,790
40
45 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$92,260
590
46 Springfield, Massachusetts
$91,290
90
47 Madison, Wisconsin
$90,170
50
48 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$90,170
30
49 Toledo, Ohio
$90,100
80
50 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$89,840
70
51 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$89,780
90
52 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$89,650
120
53 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$89,240
60
54 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$89,160
30
55 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$88,860
80
56 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$88,770
360
57 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$88,400
60
58 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$88,190
40
59 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$88,140
100
60 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$87,790
610
61 Wilmington, New Jersey
$87,570
40
62 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$87,420
150
63 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$86,370
40
64 Columbus, Indiana
$86,120
50
65 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$85,020
60
66 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$84,160
80
67 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$83,870
40
68 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$83,500
210
69 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$82,440
40
70 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$82,430
n/a
71 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$82,110
50
72 Decatur, Alabama
$81,940
60
73 Jacksonville, Florida
$81,900
40
74 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$81,730
860
75 Columbus, Ohio
$81,630
170
76 Binghamton, New York
$81,620
40
77 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$81,360
600
78 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$80,590
120
79 Salt Lake City, Utah
$80,560
160
80 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$80,460
60
81 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$79,600
90
82 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$79,560
280
83 Syracuse, New York
$78,920
50
84 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$78,820
40
85 Peoria, Illinois
$78,740
60
86 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$78,510
140
87 Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$78,280
40
88 Nashua, New Hampshire
$78,080
40
89 Lafayette, Indiana
$77,820
30
90 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$77,540
750
91 Richmond, Virginia
$77,250
130
92 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$77,230
160
93 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$77,020
420
94 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$76,900
90
95 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$76,250
180
96 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$76,220
n/a
97 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$76,080
30
98 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$75,650
30
99 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$75,170
30
100 Jackson, Mississippi
$74,940
60
See also: Highest paying industries for materials engineers.