Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemists and Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,830
25th Percentile Wage
$55,640
50th Percentile Wage
$74,790
75th Percentile Wage
$99,690
90th Percentile Wage
$127,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $127,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $43,830.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,7903.78%2.31%
201571,960-3.52%-
201474,4902.19%-
201372,860-0.27%-
201273,060--

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

The average salaries of chemists and materials scientists in 53 industries in the manufacturing 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 commercial and service industry machinery manufacturing industry with an annual salary $110,830. The lowest paying industry is the tobacco manufacturing industry (annual salary $57,540). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$110,830
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$110,340
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$100,040
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$94,760
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$91,670
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$91,410
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$91,090
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$90,420
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$90,190
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$89,720
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$88,430
Machinery Manufacturing
$83,970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$82,690
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$82,430
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$81,540
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$81,340
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$80,450
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$80,410
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$79,660
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$78,590
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$78,510
Textile Mills
$77,160
Paper Manufacturing
$76,940
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$76,490
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$75,490
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$75,490
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$75,450
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$74,510
Chemical Manufacturing
$74,160
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$73,980
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$73,850
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$73,570
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$73,560
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$72,650
Fabric Mills
$72,480
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$72,460
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$72,290
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$72,230
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$71,810
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$70,660
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$69,370
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$68,690
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$67,460
Other Food Manufacturing
$66,200
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$65,430
Beverage Manufacturing
$64,600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$64,400
Food Manufacturing
$64,110
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$63,530
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$63,490
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,980
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$58,110
Tobacco Manufacturing
$57,540

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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