Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemists and Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,770
25th Percentile Wage
$53,500
50th Percentile Wage
$73,160
75th Percentile Wage
$101,950
90th Percentile Wage
$134,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $134,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $41,770.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,160
2.56% 5.33%
2016
$71,290
0.45% -
2015
$70,970
0.77% -
2014
$70,420
3.89% -
2013
$67,680
-2.33% -
2012
$69,260
- -

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

The average salaries of chemists and materials scientists in 16 industries in the wholesale trade 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 petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $121,040. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods industry (annual salary $57,400). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$121,040
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$80,690
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$77,550
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$77,550
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$74,610
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$74,560
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$73,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$73,640
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$72,610
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,820
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,430
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$69,430
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$69,150
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$65,890
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$60,360
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$57,400

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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