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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 $131,930, Boulder, Colorado is the highest paying city for materials engineers. It is followed by Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA (average annual salary $123,230). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Boulder, Colorado
$131,930
130
2 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$123,230
210
3 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$122,000
400
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$120,790
430
5 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$119,810
100
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$119,800
1,070
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$119,720
420
8 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$118,120
220
9 Dayton, Ohio
$116,460
370
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$115,850
220
11 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$115,100
50
12 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$115,070
240
13 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$114,180
60
14 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$111,750
260
15 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$111,390
150
16 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$111,150
60
17 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$110,670
30
18 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$110,450
540
19 California-Lexington Park, USA
$109,920
60
20 Memphis, Tennessee
$109,530
50
21 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$109,240
40
22 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$108,680
420
23 Wichita, Kansas
$108,620
150
24 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$107,290
40
25 Huntsville, Alabama
$107,250
340
26 St Marys County, Maryland
$106,800
60
27 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$106,520
950
28 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$105,380
450
29 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$104,830
530
30 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$104,710
120
31 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$103,960
120
32 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$103,670
130
33 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$103,460
870
34 Framingham, Massachusetts
$103,260
60
35 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$103,080
30
36 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$102,370
30
37 Worcester, Massachusetts
$101,460
80
38 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$100,870
60
39 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$100,650
40
40 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$99,550
400
41 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$99,500
30
42 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$98,620
430
43 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$98,530
300
44 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$98,110
140
45 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$97,870
70
46 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$97,850
40
47 Camden, New Jersey
$97,710
40
48 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$97,370
810
49 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$97,300
120
50 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$97,150
50
51 East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$96,970
40
52 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$96,860
740
53 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$96,850
90
54 St Louis, Missouri
$96,840
330
55 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$96,660
520
56 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$96,410
320
57 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$95,920
690
58 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$95,910
330
59 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$95,860
40
60 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$95,720
30
61 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$95,680
560
62 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$95,080
30
63 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$94,570
970
64 Madison, Wisconsin
$94,420
40
65 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$94,270
40
66 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$93,890
40
67 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$93,870
n/a
68 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$93,370
260
69 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$93,270
60
70 Tucson, Arizona
$92,950
110
71 Tacoma, Washington
$92,940
30
72 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$92,880
50
73 Wilmington, North Carolina
$92,530
90
74 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$92,230
30
75 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$92,170
n/a
76 Toledo, Ohio
$91,420
100
77 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$91,280
30
78 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$90,970
n/a
79 Pueblo, Colorado
$90,910
n/a
80 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$90,580
210
81 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$90,410
60
82 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$90,340
290
83 Decatur, Alabama
$89,780
60
84 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$89,780
90
85 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$89,670
100
86 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$89,450
60
87 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$89,240
60
88 Rochester, New York
$88,950
70
89 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$88,770
360
90 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$88,570
200
91 Mobile, Alabama
$88,300
70
92 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$87,790
610
93 Wilmington, New Jersey
$87,570
40
94 Columbus, Indiana
$86,120
50
95 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$86,030
80
96 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$85,180
90
97 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$85,100
590
98 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$85,020
60
99 Canton-Massillon, Ohio
$84,940
40
100 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$84,800
780
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