Training Requirements for Materials Scientists

Materials scientists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees 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

This represents about 7,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Materials Scientists

Hourly Income

On average,materials scientists make $48.83 per hour.

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.

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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