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Materials Engineer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials engineers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials engineers amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Materials Engineers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,070
25th Percentile Wage
$68,310
50th Percentile Wage
$89,520
75th Percentile Wage
$114,180
90th Percentile Wage
$130,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of materials engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,520
-2.60% 9.52%
2016
$91,850
-4.83% -
2015
$96,290
8.75% -
2014
$87,860
1.71% -
2013
$86,360
6.21% -
2012
$81,000
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Materials Engineers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of Illinois ranges from $51,790 to $98,620. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $98,620. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Peoria (mean annual salary $78,740). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$98,620
Peoria
$78,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$78,500
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$72,520
Rockford
$71,030
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$51,790




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