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Salary, Wages, Pay: Materials Engineers




Median annual earnings of materials engineers were $62,590 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $49,810 and $77,500. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,360, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $92,690.

According to a 2003 salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, bachelorís degree candidates in materials engineering received starting offers averaging $44,680 a year.