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Materials Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Materials Engineer"

How much does a Materials Engineer in the federal government get paid? $131,441.84* *Based on the 2021 average.

Materials Engineer was the 231st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 490 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Materials Engineering, with an average salary of $120,772.

Government Materials Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Materials Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Materials Engineer

Materials Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $131,441.84. The highest paid Materials Engineer made $194,934 in 2021.

Common Materials Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Materials Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 337
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 80
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 55
ST - Scientific And Professional 8
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SN - Senior Level System 1

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Materials Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Safety EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Distribution Facilities and Storage ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Mechanical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
General InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
IllustratingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Materials Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Materials Engineer was $96,124. Since then, the average pay has increased to $131,442 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0806.

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