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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,970
25th Percentile Wage
$66,770
50th Percentile Wage
$84,140
75th Percentile Wage
$106,720
90th Percentile Wage
$132,490

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 $132,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,970.

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
$84,140
2.65% 1.35%
2016
$81,910
0.43% -
2015
$81,560
-1.58% -
2014
$82,850
0.35% -
2013
$82,560
-0.53% -
2012
$83,000
- -

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 $63,060 to $111,390. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $111,390. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $99,550). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $63,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$111,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$99,550
Newark-Union
$98,110
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$80,990
Lancaster
$80,740
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$80,000
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$78,820
Pittsburgh
$78,500
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,900
State College
$74,340
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$72,200
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,800
York-Hanover
$65,390
Erie
$63,060




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