Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists and materials scientist salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists and Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,990
25th Percentile Wage
$61,100
50th Percentile Wage
$83,010
75th Percentile Wage
$118,800
90th Percentile Wage
$147,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) chemists and materials scientists is $147,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $48,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,010-1.22%8.31%
201584,020-2.45%-
201486,0805.95%-
201380,9605.99%-
201276,110--

Compare Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of chemists and materials scientists in seven industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for chemists and materials scientist occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $121,630. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $62,210). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$121,630
Oil and Gas Extraction
$121,630
Support Activities for Mining
$80,800
Support Activities for Mining
$80,800
Metal Ore Mining
$77,030
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$71,410
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$62,210

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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