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 7% more than similar careers in Oregon. On average, they make less than natural sciences managers but more than geologists.

Career Median Salary
Natural sciences manager salary $120K
Biochemist salary $121K
Materials scientist salary $102K
Atmospheric scientist salary $102K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $97K
Scientist salary $85K
Geologist salary $83K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)