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Estimated employmentN/A
Mean wage42.41
Entry wage35.81
10th percentile wage33.07
50th percentile wage43.48
90th percentile wage49.88
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 IndustryEmployment % 
Professional & Business Services10
 Best Paying Industries
Professional & Business Services1039.67
Materials Engineers (17-2131)
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. Include those 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. Include metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.
Mean Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to
Occupational Group
Current$42.41 $40.95  $1.46
2014$42.20+.5%$40.75 +.5%$1.45
2013$41.41+1.9%$39.99 +1.9%$1.43
2012$40.62+1.9%$39.22 +1.9%$1.40
2011$39.83+2.0%$38.46 +2.0%$1.37
2010$39.21+1.6%$37.86 +1.6%$1.35
2009$38.53+1.8%$37.20 +1.8%$1.33
2008$38.11+1.1%$36.80 +1.1%$1.31
2007$36.98+3.1%$35.71 +3.1%$1.27
2006$35.74+3.5%$34.51 +3.5%$1.23
YearThis OccupationCompared to
All Occupations
Current$42.41 $30.21  $12.20
2014$42.20+.5%$29.96 +.8%$12.24
2013$41.41+1.9%$29.32 +2.2%$12.09
2012$40.62+1.9%$28.73 +2.1%$11.89
2011$39.83+2.0%$28.24 +1.7%$11.59
2010$39.21+1.6%$27.80 +1.6%$11.42
2009$38.53+1.8%$27.33 +1.7%$11.20
2008$38.11+1.1%$26.96 +1.4%$11.16
2007$36.98+3.1%$26.27 +2.6%$10.71
2006$35.74+3.5%$25.43 +3.3%$10.31

Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2015

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