A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.
After graduation, materials science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $129,326, while the bottom 20% make closer to $38,670. The median grad salary is $70,718.
Materials Science graduate salaries over time
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for materials science graduates
The highest paying career for materials science graduates is materials scientist, with top salaries averaging around $99,504.
As per most recent US census
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