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Materials Scientist Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials scientists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials scientists amongst Massachusetts cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Materials Scientists in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$121,340
75th Percentile Wage
$105,850
50th Percentile Wage
$85,280
25th Percentile Wage
$62,740
10th Percentile Wage
$47,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials scientists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$58.34
75th Percentile Wage
$50.89
50th Percentile Wage
$41.00
25th Percentile Wage
$30.16
10th Percentile Wage
$22.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for materials scientists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.34. The median hourly salary is $41.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.69.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $85,280 -1.22%
2013 $86,330 -10.33%
2012 $96,270 -1.87%
2011 $98,100 4.26%
2010 $94,090 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for materials scientists in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -10.33%.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 4.26% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-1.87%).

Table 4. Average Materials Scientist Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Physicists
$85,330
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$76,490
Chemists
$74,460
Materials Scientists
$85,280
Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$63,630
Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,750
Hydrologists
$98,770

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Materials Scientists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of materials scientists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials scientists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $83,590 to $85,310. The highest paying area for materials scientists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $85,310. The lowest paying area is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $83,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$85,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$83,590

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