Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists and materials scientist salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists and Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,900
25th Percentile Wage
$54,860
50th Percentile Wage
$67,760
75th Percentile Wage
$88,290
90th Percentile Wage
$113,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $113,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $43,900.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,760
-0.84% 4.31%
2016
$68,330
3.45% -
2015
$65,970
0.12% -
2014
$65,890
5.37% -
2013
$62,350
-3.99% -
2012
$64,840
- -

Compare Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of chemists and materials scientists in eight industries in the health care and social assistance 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 general medical and surgical hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $85,950. The lowest paying industry is the ambulatory health care services industry (annual salary $62,940). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$85,950
Hospitals - Privately owned
$85,750
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$73,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$73,050
Hospitals - Local government owned
$68,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$68,640
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$63,290
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$62,940

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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