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Materials Engineers in New Mexico

Considering a career as a Materials Engineer in New Mexico?

9.7% Jobs Projection
$125,060 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Materials Engineers Work in New Mexico?

330 people worked as Materials Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 320 Materials Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Materials Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 1.9%.


New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 340 jobs for New Mexico Materials Engineers in 2026.

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

What do Materials Engineers Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Materials Engineers ranged from $79,810 to $170,790 with $125,060 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.37 to $82.11. The median hourly rate was $60.13.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $59.3 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.83.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Mexico 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
Albuquerque, NM 220 n/a

Top States for Materials Engineers Employment

View the list below to see 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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