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or $47.26 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
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Social Perceptiveness (50)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Materials Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 6.1% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Materials Engineers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Materials Engineers' was $98,300, or $47.26 hourly
'Materials Engineers' are paid 114.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as materials engineers?
As of 2021 there were 21,530 people employed as Materials Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as Materials Engineers.
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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