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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.

Job Outlook

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:

Salary

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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $96,968.

State

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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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree75%
Master's Degree20%
Doctoral Degree5%
Other0%

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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years31%
3 to 5 years51%
6 to 8 years5%
9+ years13%

Skills

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.

Baseline Skills

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%)

Defining Skills

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%)

Necessary Skills

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%)

Distinguishing Skills

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

Similar Occupations

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.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Structural Materials Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • John Wood Group Plc (7)
  • Trc Companies Incorporated (7)
  • Amec (5)
  • Wood Plc (5)
  • Wood (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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