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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$90,810
25th Percentile Wage
$113,880
50th Percentile Wage
$135,470
75th Percentile Wage
$156,150
90th Percentile Wage
$174,510

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 $174,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $135,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $90,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of materials scientists from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$135,470
2.72% 16.39%
2016
$131,780
14.05% -
2012
$113,270
- -




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