Information About Materials Scientists

Training Requirements for Materials Scientists

Materials scientists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Materials scientists
Training for Materials Scientists
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 2.0
Some College 2.7
Associates Degree 1.6
Bachelors Degree 54.1
Masters Degree 22.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 17.2

Employment outlook for Materials Scientists

Represents about 7,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more materials scientists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, materials scientists make $48.83 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Materials scientists $23.99 $34.17 $47.80 $61.84 $75.84
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Physical scientists $20.93 $27.19 $37.40 $52.14 $68.90
Chemists and materials scientists $20.45 $26.36 $36.26 $49.48 $63.78
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, materials scientists make $101,570 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Materials scientists $49,890 $71,070 $99,430 $128,620 $157,750
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Physical scientists $43,520 $56,560 $77,790 $108,440 $143,300
Chemists and materials scientists $42,540 $54,820 $75,420 $102,920 $132,650
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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