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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 areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,940
25th Percentile Wage
$82,700
50th Percentile Wage
$105,530
75th Percentile Wage
$124,060
90th Percentile Wage
$147,410

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 $147,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $105,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.70
25th Percentile Wage
$39.76
50th Percentile Wage
$50.74
75th Percentile Wage
$59.65
90th Percentile Wage
$70.87

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 $70.87. The median hourly salary is $50.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.70.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of materials scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016105,53025.84%8.77%
201578,260-8.97%-
201485,280-1.23%-
201386,330-11.51%-
201296,270--

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 $88,440 to $98,120. The highest paying area for materials scientists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $98,120. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $97,120). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $88,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$98,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$97,120
Springfield
$88,440


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