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Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists and materials scientist salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists and Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,550
25th Percentile Wage
$50,280
50th Percentile Wage
$67,090
75th Percentile Wage
$96,940
90th Percentile Wage
$124,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. 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 $124,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $39,550.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,0904.29%-0.51%
201564,210-5.34%-
201467,6403.36%-
201365,370-3.15%-
201267,430--

Compare Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of chemists and materials scientists in six industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 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 waste treatment and disposal industry with an annual salary $71,490. The lowest paying industry is the remediation and other waste management services industry (annual salary $58,360). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$71,490
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$68,260
Administrative and Support Services
$66,900
Employment Services
$62,730
Other Support Services
$60,230
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$58,360

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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