Materials engineers

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Total Workforce

45.4k

Average Age

42.4

Estimated Job Growth

1.85%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$87,800

Average Male Salary

$87,299

Average Female Salary

$91,366

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Materials engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. is the industry that employs the most Materials engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Materials engineers, by average wage, is Aerospace products & parts manufacturing. Materials engineers are paid most in Hillsboro City PUMA, OR but are relatively concentrated in Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$87,800

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,211

In 2017, Materials engineers earned an average of $87,800, $35,735 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Mechanical engineers make somewhat more than Materials engineers while Purchasing managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Materials engineers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.24

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Materials engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.24, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Materials engineers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Materials engineers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Materials engineers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Materials engineers.

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Industries by Share

45.4k

2017 Workforce

± 5,233

27.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.6%

The number of people employed as Materials engineers has been growing at a rate of 27.6%, from 35,610 people in 2016 to 45,448 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Materials engineers employed by various industries. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. employs the largest share of Materials engineers at  16.4%, followed by Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 14.7% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 10.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Materials engineers in the US. The average age of male Materials engineers in the workforce is 42.9 and of female Materials engineers is 38.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Materials engineers is White.

Gender Composition

39.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,900

5.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,838

87.7% of Materials engineers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Materials engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Materials engineers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

76.6% of Materials engineers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.9% of Materials engineers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Materials engineers.

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Age by Gender

42.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.69

38.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.65

The median age of Materials engineers is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 4.36 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Materials engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Materials engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Materials engineers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Materials engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Materials engineers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Science. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Materials engineers need more than the average amount of Science, Technology Design, and Operations Analysis.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Materials engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Materials engineers are expected to see a growth of 1.85% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

1.85%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Materials engineers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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