Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists and materials scientist salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists and Materials Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,850
25th Percentile Wage
$62,000
50th Percentile Wage
$88,620
75th Percentile Wage
$114,050
90th Percentile Wage
$140,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists and materials scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $140,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists and materials scientists is $47,850.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,620
2.48% 8.61%
2016
$86,420
2.53% -
2015
$84,230
-0.44% -
2014
$84,600
2.66% -
2013
$82,350
1.65% -
2012
$80,990
- -

Compare Chemists and Materials Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of chemists and materials scientists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $109,100. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $52,500). For detailed chemists and materials scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$109,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$108,900
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$88,620
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$78,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,740
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$66,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,620
State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,500

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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