Engineers Guide USA
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Materials Engineer Earnings

The median annual wage of materials engineers was $83,120 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,680, and the top 10 percent earned more than $126,800.

Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of materials engineers in May 2010 were as follows:

Federal government $110,590
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 91,920
Navigational, measuring, electromedical,
and control instruments manufacturing
87,660
Semiconductor and other electronic
component manufacturing
86,380
Architectural, engineering, and related services 75,470

Most materials engineers work full time. 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition  

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