Katie Schenk - November 16, 2017
Although the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has forecasted job growth for materials engineering at a mere two percent between 2016 and 2026, this is one of the most exciting careers within the field of engineering. And, employers and positions are so varied that finding the perfect fit won’t be too challenging.
According to EngineerSalary.com, the starting salary for a materials engineering with a bachelor’s degree in the US is $55,640. Those starting with a master’s can expect to start at $61,170 – depending on work experience prior to graduate study.
But, the median salary within the field (according to the BLS) is $93,310, with those in the 90th percentile earning a salary of $148,840. And, the mean annual salary is roughly $97,050.
Ready to start looking at universities? California, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan are the states with the highest numbers of materials engineers. If you want to be one of them, you’ll want to focus your programme search in the western and midwestern states – though, as you’ll see from the recruiters below, they’re happy to receive applications from master’s students at any of the top universities.
Why not start your employment search alongside your university search for the best shot at your future.
College Station, Texas
Davis (Sacramento), California
Los Angeles, California
Universities: US Northeast
Ithaca, New York
University Park, Pennsylvania
Universities: US South
Durham, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Universities: US MidwestCase Western Reserve University - Case School of Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana
Universities offering ME degrees
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