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Highest Paying States for Materials Engineers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $122,530, New Mexico is the highest paying state for materials engineers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $114,030). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Materials Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Mexico
$122,530
$74,500 310
2 California
$114,030
$68,790 3,290
3 Alaska
$109,790
$69,290 70
4 Rhode Island
$108,260
$58,210 40
5 Maryland
$107,570
$67,650 700
6 Colorado
$106,690
$66,160 710
7 Connecticut
$103,980
$74,320 690
8 Alabama
$99,980
$62,210 540
9 Kansas
$99,450
$66,620 160
10 Minnesota
$98,820
$61,380 370
11 Louisiana
$95,700
$67,080 60
12 Massachusetts
$95,530
$65,580 780
13 Texas
$94,030
$49,510 2,100
14 Idaho
$93,970
$57,080 190
15 Arkansas
$93,240
$66,220 50
16 Mississippi
$93,130
$66,710 90
17 New Jersey
$92,360
$60,120 350
18 Nevada
$92,070
$66,880 90
19 Illinois
$91,850
$47,360 740
20 West Virginia
$90,520
$54,600 70
21 New York
$90,380
$55,160 1,220
22 Florida
$90,110
$64,690 560
23 Vermont
$89,000
$64,000 40
24 Ohio
$88,960
$54,970 1,590
25 Missouri
$88,860
$47,880 410
26 New Hampshire
$87,820
$59,440 70
27 Oregon
$87,430
$57,060 440
28 North Carolina
$83,780
$62,610 550
29 Tennessee
$83,250
$42,300 710
30 Virginia
$83,000
$49,270 490
31 Pennsylvania
$81,910
$51,940 1,420
32 Arizona
$81,890
$55,110 1,090
33 Wyoming
$81,110
$51,350 30
34 Oklahoma
$78,960
$47,370 190
35 Maine
$78,330
$53,830 80
36 Kentucky
$77,860
$61,830 90
37 Utah
$76,210
$54,200 400
38 Michigan
$74,640
$51,740 1,300
39 Wisconsin
$73,700
$46,390 560
40 Georgia
$72,730
$47,100 460
41 Nebraska
$72,150
$51,860 90
42 South Carolina
$72,060
$44,830 500
43 Iowa
$71,240
$50,770 100
44 North Dakota
$65,530
$50,080 40
45 Indiana
$62,800
$43,030 870
46 Montana
$62,510
$51,840 60

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of materials engineers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for materials engineers, Top Paying Jobs in America.