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Materials Engineer Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials engineers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials engineers among Massachusetts 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$138,200
75th Percentile Wage
$114,550
50th Percentile Wage
$83,290
25th Percentile Wage
$66,860
10th Percentile Wage
$45,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $138,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$66.44
75th Percentile Wage
$55.07
50th Percentile Wage
$40.04
25th Percentile Wage
$32.14
10th Percentile Wage
$21.98

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for materials engineers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.44. The median hourly salary is $40.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.98.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $83,290 1.64%
2013 $81,950 -4.54%
2012 $85,850 -2.05%
2011 $87,650 -1.16%
2010 $88,680 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for materials engineers in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -4.54%.We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 4. Average Materials Engineer Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Materials Engineers
$83,290
Mechanical Engineers
$88,640
Engineers, All Other
$104,840
Aerospace Engineers
$107,170
Biomedical Engineers
$87,410
Chemical Engineers
$100,860
Civil Engineers
$79,050

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Materials Engineers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $74,680 to $92,450. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Massachusetts is Framingham with a median annual salary of $92,450. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Worcester (mean annual salary $85,840). The lowest paying area is New Bedford with a median annual salary of $74,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Framingham
$92,450
Worcester
$85,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$83,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$78,000
New Bedford
$74,680

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