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Materials Engineer Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials engineers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials engineers among Michigan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,740
25th Percentile Wage
$60,710
50th Percentile Wage
$74,640
75th Percentile Wage
$92,440
90th Percentile Wage
$115,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.88
25th Percentile Wage
$29.19
50th Percentile Wage
$35.88
75th Percentile Wage
$44.44
90th Percentile Wage
$55.41

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for materials engineers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.41. The median hourly salary is $35.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.88.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of materials engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,6400.36%-2.13%
201574,370-0.23%-
201474,540-2.80%-
201376,6300.52%-
201276,230--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of Michigan ranges from $66,260 to $85,020. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Michigan is South Bend-Mishawaka with a median annual salary of $85,020. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (mean annual salary $83,500). The lowest paying area is Lansing-East Lansing with a median annual salary of $66,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Bend-Mishawaka
$85,020
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$83,500
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$81,360
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$77,540
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$72,670
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$71,360
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$68,180
Lansing-East Lansing
$66,260


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