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Materials Engineer Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,190
25th Percentile Wage
$71,890
50th Percentile Wage
$104,110
75th Percentile Wage
$142,050
90th Percentile Wage
$158,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $158,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,190.

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
$104,110
20.04% 21.35%
2016
$83,250
29.25% -
2015
$58,900
-12.00% -
2014
$65,970
-26.04% -
2013
$83,150
1.53% -
2012
$81,880
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of Tennessee ranges from $41,110 to $109,530. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $109,530. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $86,030). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$109,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$86,030
Chattanooga
$82,570
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$80,620
Knoxville
$64,370
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,020
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$41,110




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