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Materials Scientist Salary in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

The annual salary statistics of materials scientists in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois is shown in Table 1. The wage information of materials scientists in Champaign-Urbana is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1. Annual Salary of Materials Scientists in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials scientists in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $42,010.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of materials scientists from 2012 to 2018. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2018.

YearMedian Salary Growth6-Year Growth
0.17% 0.17%
0.00% -
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Table 2. Compare Materials Scientist Salary in Champaign-Urbana with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $48,080, Champaign-Urbana is the lowest paying city for materials scientists in state of Illinois, following city of Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (median annual salary of $103,210). Also we note that in comparison, the annual salary of materials scientists in Champaign-Urbana is about 53.4 percent (53.4%) lower than that of the highest paying city Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area).

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)

See also: Top paying jobs in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.