The average salary for an entry level Materials Engineer is $61,420. An experienced Materials Engineer makes about $94,962 per year.
Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and biomedical devices. They study the properties and structures of metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, nanomaterials, and other substances to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements. Find more career information.