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Materials Engineer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of materials engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare materials engineer salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Materials Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,190
25th Percentile Wage
$87,580
50th Percentile Wage
$109,770
75th Percentile Wage
$130,680
90th Percentile Wage
$152,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $152,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $109,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid materials engineers is $69,190.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016109,7704.08%5.08%
2015105,2902.19%-
2014102,980-0.85%-
2013103,860-0.32%-
2012104,190--

Compare Materials Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of materials engineers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $114,560. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $69,010). For detailed materials engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$114,560
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$114,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$113,640
Federal government, including USPS
$113,600
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$109,770
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$102,470
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$80,670
State government, including schools and hospitals
$69,010

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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