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Materials Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of materials engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare materials engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Materials Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,830
25th Percentile Wage
$69,230
50th Percentile Wage
$93,640
75th Percentile Wage
$122,250
90th Percentile Wage
$148,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $148,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid materials engineers is $53,830.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,6405.05%11.21%
201588,9103.22%-
201486,0501.77%-
201384,5301.64%-
201283,140--

Compare Materials Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of materials engineers in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $107,050. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $73,420). For detailed materials engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$107,050
Scientific Research and Development Services
$103,870
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$103,870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$98,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,640
Engineering Services
$90,410
Specialized Design Services
$88,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$86,180
Testing Laboratories
$73,420

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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