Materials Engineer Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Materials Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,400
25th Percentile Wage
$72,110
50th Percentile Wage
$92,780
75th Percentile Wage
$121,610
90th Percentile Wage
$166,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $166,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid materials engineers is $57,400.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,7803.73%17.32%
201589,320-0.59%-
201489,85013.83%-
201377,4200.92%-
201276,710--

Compare Materials Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of materials engineers in seven industries in the wholesale trade 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $96,580. The lowest paying industry is the metal and mineral (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $77,940). For detailed materials engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$96,580
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$96,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$96,330
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$93,860
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$89,920
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$79,780
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$77,940

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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