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The number of 'Materials Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 6.1% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Materials Engineers' was $100,140, or $48.14 per hour
'Materials Engineers' were paid 116.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 21,510 people employed as Materials Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.015% 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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