Materials scientist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Materials scientist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Massachusetts $99,640
Michigan $99,610
New Jersey $99,360
North Carolina $99,340
West Virginia $97,110
Nebraska $94,930
Ohio $94,930
Florida $93,390
Kentucky $91,820
Missouri $86,610
Virginia $85,040
Pennsylvania $82,870
Georgia $82,680
Idaho $82,380
Iowa $82,350
Wisconsin $79,740
Tennessee $79,510
South Carolina $78,520
Alabama $76,720
Arizona $74,940
Maine $68,060
Texas $58,020
New Hampshire $167,050
New Mexico $137,240
Connecticut $130,400
Colorado $128,100
Delaware $127,110
New York $124,200
Nevada $116,090
Louisiana $113,540
Illinois $105,630
Indiana $105,410
Maryland $104,100
Utah $102,720
Oregon $101,920
Washington $101,920
Minnesota $101,900
California $100,260

How do materials scientist salaries compare to similar careers?

Materials scientists earn about the same as related careers in Kentucky. On average, they make less than physicists but more than food science technologists.

Career Median Salary
Physicist salary $100K
Materials scientist salary $92K
Biochemist salary $65K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $80K
Atmospheric scientist salary $79K
Food science technologist salary $79K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)