Materials engineers are most often employed by the Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. industry. The average yearly wage for Materials engineers was $87,800 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Materials engineers by wage are Mechanical engineers, Computer programmers, and Purchasing managers.
Materials engineers are part of the Architecture & engineering occupations, along with Architects, except naval, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, Aerospace engineers, Chemical engineers, Civil engineers, Computer hardware engineers, Electrical & electronics engineers, Environmental engineers, Biomedical & agricultural engineers, Industrial engineers, including health & safety, Marine engineers & naval architects, Materials engineers, Mechanical engineers, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Drafters, Engineering technicians, except drafters, and Surveying & mapping technicians
The top 3 locations that employ the most Materials engineers are Fremont City (East) PUMA, CA and Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Materials engineers are Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA and Fremont City (East) PUMA, CA.