Materials Scientist Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials scientists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials scientists amongst Colorado cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Materials Scientists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$120,500
75th Percentile Wage
$111,650
50th Percentile Wage
$95,060
25th Percentile Wage
$73,230
10th Percentile Wage
$58,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,460.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$57.94
75th Percentile Wage
$53.68
50th Percentile Wage
$45.70
25th Percentile Wage
$35.21
10th Percentile Wage
$28.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for materials scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.94. The median hourly salary is $45.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.11.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $95,060 9.01%
2013 $87,200 4.80%
2012 $83,210 5.17%
2011 $79,120 -5.15%
2010 $83,420 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for materials scientists in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 13.95%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 4.80%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 5.17% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -5.15%.

Table 4. Average Materials Scientist Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Materials Scientists
$95,060
Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$74,020
Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$100,520
Hydrologists
$91,990
Other Physical Scientists
$97,560
Astronomers
$105,140
Physicists
$86,960

Materials Scientist Salary by State

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