Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of materials engineers in May 2010 were as follows:
|Aerospace product and parts manufacturing||91,920|
|Navigational, measuring, electromedical,
and control instruments manufacturing
|Semiconductor and other electronic
|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