What Are The Training Requirements for Materials Scientists?

Materials scientists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Materials scientists
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Materials Scientists?

Over the next 10 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.

This career includes 7,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Materials Scientists Make?

On average, materials scientists make $48.83 per hour or $101,570 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Materials Scientists?

Hourly income for Materials scientists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Materials Scientists?

Annual salary for Materials scientists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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