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Materials Engineers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $50.02
Statewide median: $23.81


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Materials Engineers *

Area Low Median High
$38.18 $48.96 $63.31
$39.82 $50.02 $63.92
Central Minnesota
$38.76 $58.25 $75.05
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$39.83 $50.83 $65.00

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 430 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Materials Engineers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.


Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 257 new Materials Engineers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Materials Engineers
Area Employment Employment Change
U S 25,100 27,200 2,100 8.4%
Minnesota 384 406 22 5.7%
Central Minnesota 14 18 4 28.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 334 353 19 5.7%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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