Materials Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Materials Engineer"How much does a Materials Engineer in the federal government get paid? $123,014.58* *Based on the 2018 average.
Materials Engineer was the 233rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 486 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Materials Engineering, with an average salary of $118,396.
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.
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
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|George C. Marshall Space Flight Center||106||$118,395.89|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||72||$121,668.03|
|John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field||60||$126,530.78|
|Nuclear Regulatory Commission||57||$138,158.60|
|Langley Research Center||47||$126,961.77|
|Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center||26||$129,177.65|
|John F. Kennedy Space Center||25||$111,914.76|
|Food and Drug Administration||17||$115,913.06|
|Goddard Space Flight Center||15||$109,044.73|
|Department of Energy||11||$117,239.09|
|Bureau of Reclamation||9||$90,404.44|
|Ames Research Center||9||$153,448.33|
|National Transportation Safety Board||6||$140,385.67|
|Agricultural Research Service||5||$106,300.00|
|Bureau of Industry and Security||3||$124,468.33|
|Federal Highway Administration||2||$128,830.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||2||$104,758.00|
|U.S. Secret Service||1||$143,294.00|
|Bureau of Transportation Statistics||1||$122,253.00|
Materials Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $123,014.58. The highest paid Materials Engineer made $172,100 in 2018.
Common Materials Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Materials Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||344|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||72|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||55|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||7|
|ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag||2|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||2|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||1|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||1|
|SN - Senior Level System||1|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
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|
|Electronics Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Supply Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Petroleum Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Compliance Inspection and Support||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Writing and Editing||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Materials Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Materials Engineer was $96,124. Since then, the average pay has increased to $123,015 in 2018.
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