Materials Engineers in Texas
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Projected employment for Materials Engineers in Texas is growing faster than average.
Materials Engineers in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Materials Engineers Work in Texas?
In 2018, there were 2,400 Materials Engineers working in the state.
There were 2,580 Materials Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 465 Materials Engineers working in it, which means Texas has more Materials Engineers than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Materials Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 1.9%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 170 annual job openings, and a total of 2,270 jobs for Texas 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 Texas?
In 2018 wages for Materials Engineers ranged from $55,090 to $152,610 with $93,440 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.49 to $73.37. The median hourly rate was $44.92.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.08 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $0.16.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas 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|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||920||$97,940|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||610||$92,910|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||110||$70,460|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||100||$48,510|
Top States for Materials Engineers Employment
View the list below to see where most Materials Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Materials Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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