Structural Materials Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Researches and develops structural materials used for their ability to support or transmit or a load. Studies and engineers structural materials and systems, such as bridges designed to withstand earthquakes, or a range of equipment or components.
There were 0 Structural Materials Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 48 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Materials Engineer industry, which includes the Structural Materials Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Structural Materials Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $96,968.
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Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Structural Materials Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $76,985.
Education and Experience
Posted Structural Materials Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Structural Materials Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||31%|
|3 to 5 years||51%|
|6 to 8 years||5%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Structural Materials Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (63%)
- Research (27%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (19%)
- Word Processing (19%)
- Written Communication (17%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Materials Engineering (90%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (67%)
- Civil Engineering (65%)
- Quality Management (48%)
- Design-Build (38%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Spreadsheets (19%)
- Chemical Engineering (17%)
- Chemistry (17%)
- Contract Review (17%)
- Non-Conformance Assessment (17%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Crystallography (4%)
- Polymer Science (4%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Polymer Science (4%) – marginal value $1,255
- Materials Testing (4%) – marginal value $1,167
- Crystallography (4%) – marginal value $1,160
- Engineering Analysis (2%) – marginal value $718
- Irradiation (8%) – marginal value $523
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Structural Materials Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Senior Civil Roadway & Structural Materials Engineer
- Assistant Roadway & Structural Materials Engineer
- Senior Civil Roadway & Structural Materials Engineer In , | Careers At
- Materials Engineer - Core Structural Mechanical Fracture Analyst
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Materials Engineer
- Materials Development Engineer
- Metallurgical Engineer
- Materials Research Engineer
- Mechanical Testing Engineer
- Welding Engineer
- Light Metals Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Mechanical Systems Engineer
- Construction Materials Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Structural Materials Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- John Wood Group Plc (7)
- Trc Companies Incorporated (7)
- Amec (5)
- Wood Plc (5)
- Wood (4)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!