Career Outlook

Projected Growth Through 2020 for Materials Engineering

Employment growth in Materials Science & Engineering disciplines is expected to be as high as 9% through 2020, according to the US Department of Labor’s O*Net Online. The table below reveals projected employment and salary data. For more information on salaries from WPI graduates, visit the Career Development Center website.

Materials Engineering
Median wages (2011) $40.65 hourly, $84,550 annually
Employment (2010) 22,000 employees
Projected growth (2010-2020) 3% to 9%
Projected job openings (2010-2020) 8,100
Top industries (2010) Manufacturing; professional, scientific, and technical services