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Materials Engineer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,940
25th Percentile Wage
$65,890
50th Percentile Wage
$81,910
75th Percentile Wage
$104,140
90th Percentile Wage
$131,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.97
25th Percentile Wage
$31.68
50th Percentile Wage
$39.38
75th Percentile Wage
$50.07
90th Percentile Wage
$63.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for materials engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.09. The median hourly salary is $39.38. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.97.

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
201681,9100.43%-1.33%
201581,560-1.58%-
201482,8500.35%-
201382,560-0.53%-
201283,000--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $65,390 to $98,650. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $98,650. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $97,380). The lowest paying area is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $65,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$98,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$97,380
Philadelphia
$95,080
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$79,600
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$78,820
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$78,510
Pittsburgh
$77,020
Lancaster
$76,900
State College
$74,340
York-Hanover
$65,390


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