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
$45,110
25th Percentile Wage
$78,900
50th Percentile Wage
$119,880
75th Percentile Wage
$151,780
90th Percentile Wage
$165,390

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 $165,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $119,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid materials scientists is $45,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$119,880
18.34% 24.82%
2016
$97,900
4.60% -
2015
$93,400
13.09% -
2014
$81,170
1.49% -
2013
$79,960
-12.72% -
2012
$90,130
- -

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 $140,230. The lowest paying industry is the drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $84,710). 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
$140,230
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$140,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$87,310
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$84,710

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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