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Materials Scientist Salary in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois

The annual salary statistics of materials scientists in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois is shown in Table 1. The wage information of materials scientists in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) 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 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,520
25th Percentile Wage
$69,880
50th Percentile Wage
$102,050
75th Percentile Wage
$127,190
90th Percentile Wage
$154,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials scientists in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $154,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $102,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $48,520.

Median salary trend

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of materials scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$102,050
3.82% 26.14%
2016
$98,150
-0.08% -
2015
$98,230
12.93% -
2014
$85,530
10.74% -
2013
$76,340
1.27% -
2012
$75,370
- -

Table 2. Compare Materials Scientist Salary in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $102,050, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is the second highest paying city for materials scientists in state of Illinois, following the highest paying city Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (median annual salary of $103,210). Compared with Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), the median annual salary of materials scientists in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is 1.1 percent (1.1%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$103,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$102,050
Champaign-Urbana
$48,080