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2023 Materials Engineering Salary

There are about 6,062 students enrolled in Materials Engineering in the USA.

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College is an important investment for most undergraduates. It is important to ensure you get a solid return on that investment. With that in mind, we hope the following career and earnings facts help you in deciding your major at college.

The average Materials Engineering student makes a starting salary of $66,085 a year, which is the 31st most of any focus. Further into their jobs, they for the most part earn somewhere between $37,080 and $106,481, but average approximately $63,191. To put it in context, that is 64% over the U.S. average.

The most common work position for a Materials Engineering graduate is Engineer, which commonly earn more or less $59,000; next are Staff Engineer and Development Engineer, which normally make around $63,000 and $69,000 respectively.

The most well paid region for Materials Engineering graduates is The Great Lakes. The highest earning state for Materials Engineering alumni is MI. The best paid conference for Materials Engineering graduates is Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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