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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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,270
25th Percentile Wage
$81,150
50th Percentile Wage
$106,480
75th Percentile Wage
$126,810
90th Percentile Wage
$153,040

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 $153,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of materials scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$106,480
0.89% 9.59%
2016
$105,530
25.84% -
2015
$78,260
-8.97% -
2014
$85,280
-1.23% -
2013
$86,330
-11.51% -
2012
$96,270
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Materials Scientists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 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 $78,480 to $102,770. The highest paying area for materials scientists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $102,770. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $99,420). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $78,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$102,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$99,420
Springfield
$78,480




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