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How much does a Materials Scientist make in the United States?

Average Materials Scientist Hourly Wage in the United States

Materials Scientists earn a median hourly wage of $43.75. Hourly wages typically start from $22.95 and go up to $71.79.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Materials Scientist Yearly Salary in the United States

Materials Scientists earn a median salary of $91,000 per year. Salaries typically start from $47,740 and go up to $149,310.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Salary Satisfaction

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SCORE
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RATINGS
Materials Scientists average a score of 3.5 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Materials Scientists in the 92th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Materials Scientist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Materials Scientist Earnings

The highest earning Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$71.79
an hour
$149,310
per year
Senior Materials Scientist Earnings

Senior Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$57.32
an hour
$119,220
per year
Experienced Materials Scientist Earnings

Experienced Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$43.75
an hour
$91,000
per year
Junior Materials Scientist Earnings

Junior Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$32.03
an hour
$66,610
per year
Starting Materials Scientist Earnings

Starting Materials Scientists in the United States earn:

$22.95
an hour
$47,740
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Materials Scientist salary comparison

Materials Scientists earn more than 83% percent of Science careers. Materials Scientist salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

Physicist Salary $111k
Nanotechnology Engineer Salary $95k
Materials Scientist Salary $91k
Geospatial Information Scientist Salary $85k
Geographer Salary $76k
Occupational Health Specialist Salary $70k
Conservation Scientist Salary $61k
Forensic Science Technician Salary $56k
Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary $44k
Forest and Conservation Worker Salary $27k
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Historical salary for Materials Scientists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Materials Scientist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Materials Scientist Salary in Minnesota $54.15 $112,640 # 1
Materials Scientist Salary in Louisiana $53.88 $112,070 # 2
Materials Scientist Salary in Virginia $46.78 $97,300 # 3
Materials Scientist Salary in California $47.09 $97,940 # 4
Materials Scientist Salary in Colorado $48.83 $101,580 # 5
Materials Scientist Salary in Illinois $47.78 $99,380 # 6
Materials Scientist Salary in Connecticut $46.71 $97,160 # 7
Materials Scientist Salary in New York $43.82 $91,150 # 8
Materials Scientist Salary in Arizona $38.49 $80,050 # 9
Materials Scientist Salary in Maryland $40.10 $83,410 # 10
Materials Scientist Salary in New Hampshire $41.89 $87,130 # 11
Materials Scientist Salary in Ohio $44.06 $91,640 # 12
Materials Scientist Salary in Pennsylvania $43.37 $90,200 # 13
Materials Scientist Salary in New Jersey $41.79 $86,930 # 14
Materials Scientist Salary in North Carolina $44.18 $91,900 # 15
Materials Scientist Salary in Michigan $40.63 $84,510 # 16
Materials Scientist Salary in West Virginia $47.23 $98,250 # 17
Materials Scientist Salary in Texas $42.96 $89,350 # 18
Materials Scientist Salary in Alabama $40.79 $84,840 # 19
Materials Scientist Salary in Oregon $43.28 $90,020 # 20
Materials Scientist Salary in Wisconsin $38.15 $79,360 # 21
Materials Scientist Salary in Georgia $41.47 $86,250 # 22
Materials Scientist Salary in Florida $37.44 $77,880 # 23
Materials Scientist Salary in Indiana $41.89 $87,140 # 24
Materials Scientist Salary in Massachusetts $37.63 $78,260 # 25
Materials Scientist Salary in Utah $36.23 $75,360 # 26
Materials Scientist Salary in Missouri $37.49 $77,980 # 27
Materials Scientist Salary in South Carolina $35.07 $72,950 # 28
Materials Scientist Salary in Tennessee $34.10 $70,930 # 29
Materials Scientist Salary in Delaware $32.24 $67,070 # 30
Materials Scientist Salary in Oklahoma $27.87 $57,970 # 31
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
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      Offers: Bachelors
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      Offers: Bachelors
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