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What is the average salary for Materials Scientists in the United States?

Materials Scientists earn an average hourly wage of $45.36. Hourly wages typically start from $23.01 and go up to $69.21. Materials Scientists earn an average salary of $94,350 per year. Salaries typically start from $47,860 and go up to $143,960.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$69.21 an hour $143,960 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$56.31 an hour $117,130 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$44.22 an hour $91,980 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$32.34 an hour $67,280 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$23.01 an hour $47,860 per year

Historical salary for Materials Scientists in the United States

Materials Scientist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Materials Scientist Salary in Minnesota $53.40 $111,070 # 1
Materials Scientist Salary in Texas $51.73 $107,610 # 2
Materials Scientist Salary in New Hampshire $50.15 $104,310 # 3
Materials Scientist Salary in Ohio $48.81 $101,530 # 4
Materials Scientist Salary in California $48.52 $100,930 # 5
Materials Scientist Salary in New Jersey $48.23 $100,310 # 6
Materials Scientist Salary in Arizona $47.60 $99,010 # 7
Materials Scientist Salary in Connecticut $47.30 $98,380 # 8
Materials Scientist Salary in New York $47.10 $97,960 # 9
Materials Scientist Salary in Louisiana $45.86 $95,390 # 10
Materials Scientist Salary in Maryland $45.51 $94,670 # 11
Materials Scientist Salary in West Virginia $45.16 $93,930 # 12
Materials Scientist Salary in Colorado $44.54 $92,640 # 13
Materials Scientist Salary in Pennsylvania $44.38 $92,310 # 14
Materials Scientist Salary in North Carolina $43.69 $90,870 # 15
Materials Scientist Salary in Virginia $43.15 $89,750 # 16
Materials Scientist Salary in Wisconsin $42.92 $89,280 # 17
Materials Scientist Salary in Michigan $42.20 $87,770 # 18
Materials Scientist Salary in Oregon $42.13 $87,620 # 19
Materials Scientist Salary in Illinois $42.11 $87,590 # 20
Materials Scientist Salary in Florida $41.62 $86,570 # 21
Materials Scientist Salary in Georgia $40.82 $84,900 # 22
Materials Scientist Salary in Massachusetts $40.76 $84,780 # 23
Materials Scientist Salary in Utah $40.63 $84,520 # 24
Materials Scientist Salary in Indiana $39.71 $82,590 # 25
Materials Scientist Salary in Missouri $39.16 $81,440 # 26
Materials Scientist Salary in South Carolina $39.09 $81,300 # 27
Materials Scientist Salary in Delaware $32.49 $67,580 # 28
Materials Scientist Salary in Tennessee $32.00 $66,570 # 29
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics