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Materials Engineer Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Materials Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $139,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid materials engineers is $43,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of materials engineers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.92% 22.17%
6.94% -
9.55% -
7.92% -
-1.35% -
- -

Compare Materials Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of materials engineers in four industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 pipeline transportation industry with an annual salary $94,390. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for air transportation industry (annual salary $82,740). For detailed materials engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Support Activities for Transportation
Support Activities for Air Transportation

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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