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Materials Engineers in Louisiana

Want to work in Louisiana as a Materials Engineer? Read this first!

16.7% Jobs Projection
$107,970 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Materials Engineers in Louisiana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Materials Engineers in Louisiana is growing faster than average.

  • Materials Engineers in Louisiana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Materials Engineers Work in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, there were 330 people working as Materials Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 120 Materials Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 465 Materials Engineers working in it, which means Louisiana has fewer Materials Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Materials Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 1.9%.


Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 10 annual Materials Engineers job openings in Louisiana, and 70 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,900 annual jobs and 27,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Materials Engineers Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Materials Engineers ranged from $80,580 to $148,410 with $107,970 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.74 to $71.35. The median hourly rate was $51.91.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.73 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $6.18.

The median salary in Louisiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Louisiana Metros for Materials Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Materials Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 190 n/a
Baton Rouge, LA 120 $100,100

Top States for Materials Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Materials Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 2,590 $103,720
Texas 2,400 $93,440
Ohio 2,000 $85,120
Pennsylvania 1,690 $87,830
Michigan 1,370 $79,570
Arizona 1,080 $85,950
New York 1,020 $98,160
Maryland 920 $119,580
Indiana 840 $74,870
Illinois 800 $83,310
Tennessee 760 $113,380
Alabama 710 $92,590
Massachusetts 600 $92,780
Florida 590 $98,480
Missouri 590 $84,990
South Carolina 570 $82,330
Oregon 550 $88,730
Georgia 530 $82,930
New Jersey 500 $87,750
Virginia 470 $92,770

Below are the states where Materials Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Mexico $125,060
Maryland $119,580
Tennessee $113,380
Louisiana $107,970
California $103,720
Alaska $103,210
Kansas $100,790
Florida $98,480
New York $98,160
Connecticut $95,370

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