Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,510
25th Percentile Wage
$44,240
50th Percentile Wage
$51,380
75th Percentile Wage
$70,000
90th Percentile Wage
$101,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials scientists in the industry sector of educational 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) materials scientists is $101,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid materials scientists is $39,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of materials scientists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,3800.70%-29.86%
201551,020-12.01%-
201457,150-13.53%-
201364,880-2.84%-
201266,720--

Compare Materials Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of materials scientists in six industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for materials scientist occupations is the educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $54,270. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $50,640). For detailed materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$54,270
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$54,270
Educational Services
$51,380
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,380
Educational Services - State government owned
$50,640
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,640

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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