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
$45,590
25th Percentile Wage
$62,250
50th Percentile Wage
$82,240
75th Percentile Wage
$107,370
90th Percentile Wage
$127,830

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 $127,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $45,590.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,24019.27%30.50%
201566,39013.65%-
201457,3301.05%-
201356,730-0.76%-
201257,160--

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 transportation industry with an annual salary $74,880. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for water transportation industry (annual salary $50,540). 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 Transportation
$74,880
Warehousing and Storage
$60,170
Warehousing and Storage
$60,170
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$50,540

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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