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Materials Scientist Salary in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York

The annual salary statistics of materials scientists in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York is shown in Table 1. The wage data of materials scientists in Buffalo-Niagara Falls 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,670
25th Percentile Wage
$47,230
50th Percentile Wage
$83,750
75th Percentile Wage
$110,670
90th Percentile Wage
$137,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials scientists in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $41,670.

Median salary trend

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of materials scientists from 2012 to 2013. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2018.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
2013
$83,750
-13.50% -13.50%
2012
$95,060
- -

Table 2. Compare Materials Scientist Salary in Buffalo-Niagara Falls with Other New York Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $83,750, Buffalo-Niagara Falls is the lowest paying city for materials scientists in state of New York, following city of Rochester (median annual salary of $141,240). Also we note that in comparison, the annual salary of materials scientists in Buffalo-Niagara Falls is about 40.7 percent (40.7%) lower than that of the highest paying city Rochester.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rochester
$141,240
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$112,140
Nassau-Suffolk
$102,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$100,870
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$99,460
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$83,750



See also: Top paying jobs in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York.