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Materials Scientist Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials scientists in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials scientists amongst New Mexico metropolitan 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 New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$83,360
25th Percentile Wage
$109,990
50th Percentile Wage
$131,780
75th Percentile Wage
$152,520
90th Percentile Wage
$170,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials scientists in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $170,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $131,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $83,360.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40.08
25th Percentile Wage
$52.88
50th Percentile Wage
$63.36
75th Percentile Wage
$73.33
90th Percentile Wage
$81.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for materials scientists in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $81.95. The median hourly salary is $63.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40.08.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of materials scientists from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
2016131,78014.05%14.05%
2012113,270--



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