Materials Engineers

7.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
3%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.4%
by 2030
WAGES
$95,640
or $45.98 hourly
VOLUME
24,740
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 3% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Materials Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 8.4% by 2030
'Materials Engineers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Materials Engineers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Materials Engineers' was $95,640, or $45.98 hourly
'Materials Engineers' are paid 128.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 24,740 people employed as Materials Engineers.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.

SOC Code: 17-2131.00

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