Forensic Materials Engineer Career

*A job as a Forensic Materials Engineer falls under the broader career category of Materials Engineers. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Materials Engineers : Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.


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Materials Engineer Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$97,050

Median Hourly Wage

$46.66*

Total Employed Nationally

26,800


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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