Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemists and Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,950
25th Percentile Wage
$71,300
50th Percentile Wage
$89,200
75th Percentile Wage
$108,500
90th Percentile Wage
$128,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of utilities. 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 $128,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $55,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,200
1.83% 9.08%
2016
$87,570
1.90% -
2015
$85,910
1.22% -
2014
$84,860
2.27% -
2013
$82,930
2.21% -
2012
$81,100
- -

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

The average salaries of chemists and materials scientists in six industries in the utilities 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 nuclear electric power generation industry with an annual salary $100,980. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $65,720). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$100,980
Natural Gas Distribution
$98,520
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$91,490
Utilities
$89,200
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$79,210
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$65,720

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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