Alternate Job Titles: Entry Level Materials Engineer, Materials Engineer I
How much does a Materials Engineer I make an hour? The median hourly wage for a Materials Engineer I is $31, as of January 30, 2017, with a range usually between $28-$33, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of hourly wages for people with the job title Materials Engineer I in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Materials Engineer I in the United States that make less than that hourly rate. For example the median expected hourly pay for a typical Materials Engineer I in the United States is $31 an hour, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Materials Engineer I in the United States are expected to make less than $31.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Materials Engineer I that make less than that hourly rate. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Materials Engineer I are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of February 2017
Plans for the most cost-effective utilization of materials. Applies knowledge of material science to recommend engineering and manufacturing changes to attain design objectives in the most economical manner possible. Reviews blueprints and specifications to determine the appropriate materials needed to achieve successful completion of initiatives. May require a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. View full job description