The salary statistics of chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists and materials scientist salaries in different industries within the information sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of information. 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 $109,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $49,220.
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .