Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,720
25th Percentile Wage
$62,850
50th Percentile Wage
$97,900
75th Percentile Wage
$142,950
90th Percentile Wage
$157,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) materials scientists is $157,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $97,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid materials scientists is $39,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201697,9004.60%7.94%
201593,40013.09%-
201481,1701.49%-
201379,960-12.72%-
201290,130--

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

The average salaries of materials scientists in four 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 materials scientist occupations is the wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $118,950. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods industry (annual salary $74,640). For detailed materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$118,950
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$118,950
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$84,710
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$74,640

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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