Materials scientist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Materials scientist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $57,960
Arizona $87,510
California $106,340
Colorado $112,630
Connecticut $127,430
Delaware $66,960
Florida $92,760
Georgia $84,550
Iowa $86,190
Illinois $94,920
Indiana $124,530
Kentucky $74,440
Louisiana $113,540
Massachusetts $96,210
Maryland $105,640
Maine $68,060
Michigan $80,450
Minnesota $91,930
Missouri $86,610
North Carolina $109,730
New Hampshire $82,470
New Jersey $106,140
New Mexico $137,240
Nevada $116,090
New York $107,790
Ohio $95,390
Oregon $97,750
Pennsylvania $100,950
South Carolina $78,520
Tennessee $75,010
Texas $108,780
Utah $88,250
Virginia $85,190
Wisconsin $79,740
West Virginia $97,110

How do materials scientist salaries compare to similar careers?

Materials scientists earn 7% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than physicists but more than statisticians.

Career Median Salary
Physicist salary $123K
Astronomer salary $115K
Mathematician salary $105K
Geologist salary $92K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $99K
Materials scientist salary $88K
Biochemist salary $87K
Atmospheric scientist salary $95K
Biostatistician salary $91K
Statistician salary $91K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)