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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 $123,330, New Mexico is the highest paying state for materials engineers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $114,270). 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 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
$123,330
$78,810 320
2 District of Columbia
$114,270
$75,750 90
3 California
$113,380
$66,840 3,100
4 Maryland
$110,250
$69,020 800
5 Rhode Island
$108,260
$58,210 40
6 Connecticut
$107,350
$72,450 750
7 Tennessee
$104,110
$48,190 750
8 Idaho
$102,140
$61,120 190
9 Kansas
$101,550
$69,060 210
10 Alaska
$99,880
$55,990 70
11 Alabama
$96,910
$60,310 640
12 Massachusetts
$96,350
$64,730 650
13 Colorado
$95,770
$66,050 540
14 Minnesota
$95,740
$64,160 340
15 Florida
$95,320
$65,500 470
16 Louisiana
$95,110
$67,620 120
17 North Carolina
$94,360
$63,630 410
18 New York
$93,910
$58,330 1,220
19 Texas
$93,760
$54,740 2,580
20 Arkansas
$90,640
$60,480 120
21 Illinois
$89,520
$53,070 770
22 Delaware
$89,460
$62,300 30
23 Vermont
$89,000
$64,000 40
24 Nevada
$88,760
$59,530 80
25 Ohio
$88,530
$55,110 1,760
26 Oregon
$87,430
$57,060 440
27 Virginia
$87,390
$51,010 420
28 Mississippi
$86,990
$57,830 120
29 Missouri
$86,580
$48,930 450
30 New Jersey
$86,120
$58,320 410
31 Maine
$85,970
$52,790 100
32 Pennsylvania
$84,140
$53,970 1,400
33 West Virginia
$82,940
$51,570 170
34 Utah
$82,930
$56,630 410
35 Arizona
$82,200
$55,280 1,060
36 Oklahoma
$82,150
$48,080 250
37 Iowa
$81,310
$52,800 120
38 Wyoming
$81,110
$51,350 30
39 Michigan
$80,520
$53,300 1,210
40 South Carolina
$80,220
$49,460 410
41 New Hampshire
$78,790
$56,030 60
42 Nebraska
$76,490
$53,380 80
43 Wisconsin
$76,360
$50,660 470
44 Georgia
$74,780
$46,340 520
45 Kentucky
$74,000
$33,390 160
46 Indiana
$73,610
$53,630 910
47 North Dakota
$65,530
$50,080 40
48 Montana
$62,970
$53,170 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.

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