Materials Engineer Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of materials engineers in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare materials engineer salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Materials Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,510
25th Percentile Wage
$72,220
50th Percentile Wage
$87,680
75th Percentile Wage
$110,330
90th Percentile Wage
$131,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) materials engineers is $131,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid materials engineers is $62,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of materials engineers in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,6800.95%5.19%
201586,850-0.40%-
201487,2000.24%-
201386,9904.44%-
201283,130--

Compare Materials Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of materials engineers in four industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for materials engineer occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $94,820. The lowest paying industry is the mining (except oil and gas) industry (annual salary $84,470). For detailed materials engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$94,820
Oil and Gas Extraction
$94,820
Metal Ore Mining
$84,550
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$84,470

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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