Materials Engineer Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials engineers in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials engineers among Indiana 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,630
25th Percentile Wage
$63,180
50th Percentile Wage
$73,610
75th Percentile Wage
$88,250
90th Percentile Wage
$115,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,630.

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
$73,610
14.69% -13.97%
2016
$62,800
-8.39% -
2015
$68,070
-0.73% -
2014
$68,570
-21.32% -
2013
$83,190
-0.84% -
2012
$83,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Materials Engineers in Indiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of Indiana ranges from $54,270 to $86,120. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Indiana is Columbus with a median annual salary of $86,120. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Indianapolis-Carmel (mean annual salary $77,840). The lowest paying area is Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbus
$86,120
Indianapolis-Carmel
$77,840
Lafayette
$77,820
Gary
$72,620
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$72,450
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$69,620
Elkhart-Goshen
$67,810
Fort Wayne
$64,340
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$54,270




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