Materials engineers are most often employed by the Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. industry. The average yearly wage for Materials engineers was $87,164 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Materials engineers by wage are Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, Credit analysts, and Elevator installers & repairers.
Materials engineers are part of the Architecture & engineering occupations, along with Architects, except landscape and naval, Landscape architects, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, Aerospace engineers, Chemical engineers, and 16 more.