Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemists and Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,490
25th Percentile Wage
$51,350
50th Percentile Wage
$76,260
75th Percentile Wage
$103,540
90th Percentile Wage
$128,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $128,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $43,490.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,260
-7.84% 25.05%
2016
$82,240
19.27% -
2015
$66,390
13.65% -
2014
$57,330
1.05% -
2013
$56,730
-0.76% -
2012
$57,160
- -

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

The average salaries of chemists and materials scientists in four industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 support activities for water transportation industry with an annual salary $87,610. The lowest paying industry is the warehousing and storage industry (annual salary $60,170). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$87,610
Support Activities for Transportation
$70,070
Warehousing and Storage
$60,170
Warehousing and Storage
$60,170

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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