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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
$38,940
25th Percentile Wage
$49,470
50th Percentile Wage
$64,240
75th Percentile Wage
$92,890
90th Percentile Wage
$122,130

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 $122,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $38,940.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,240
-4.44% -4.97%
2016
$67,090
4.29% -
2015
$64,210
-5.34% -
2014
$67,640
3.36% -
2013
$65,370
-3.15% -
2012
$67,430
- -

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 eight 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 collection industry with an annual salary $115,350. The lowest paying industry is the other support services industry (annual salary $61,030). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Waste Collection
$115,350
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$77,780
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$74,240
Administrative and Support Services
$66,900
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$64,440
Employment Services
$62,730
Temporary Help Services
$62,420
Other Support Services
$61,030

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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