SOC: 17-2131

Materials Engineers participate in the development, processing and testing of materials used in alternative fuel vehicles and other clean technologies. They also integrate the use of plant-based and recyclable materials, further reducing the environmental impact of various production processes.

Los Angeles County Materials Engineers:

Annual Average Employment 2010

Projected Employment 2020

Average Hourly Wage, 1q12

Average Annual Wage, 1q12

Entry Level Education

Work Experience

On the Job Training

1,190

1,460

$47.83

$99,487

Bachelor’s

None

None

To more fully explore the green occupation listed above, see the Employment Development’s California’s Occupational Guide or Understanding the Green Economy.

Please note that this is occupational data across all industries and not necessarily specific to any one area of clean technology.