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Materials Scientist Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,800
25th Percentile Wage
$74,540
50th Percentile Wage
$91,810
75th Percentile Wage
$113,890
90th Percentile Wage
$143,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials scientists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.71
25th Percentile Wage
$35.84
50th Percentile Wage
$44.14
75th Percentile Wage
$54.75
90th Percentile Wage
$68.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for materials scientists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $68.97. The median hourly salary is $44.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.71.

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
201691,8101.75%15.66%
201590,2001.00%-
201489,3005.24%-
201384,6208.50%-
201277,430--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of materials scientists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials scientists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $86,700 to $94,390. The highest paying area for materials scientists in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with a median annual salary of $94,390. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $88,810). The lowest paying area is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $86,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$94,390
Pittsburgh
$88,810
Philadelphia
$86,700


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