Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Materials Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$86,904 / yrTotal Pay
$68,498 / yrBase Pay
$18,406 / yrAdditional Pay

$86,904

 / yr
$48K$240K
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The estimated total pay for a Materials Scientist is $86,904 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $68,498 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $18,406 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Material Engineer Salaries with median pay of $110,375, Material Science Salaries with median pay of $81,011, Chemist/Materials Chemist Salaries with median pay of $90,990, Materials Science Salaries with median pay of $83,946.

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4.1

KT Consulting (Maryland)

Materials Scientist

$85,152

 /yr
Range: $70K - $132K

$70K

$132K

$70,404 - $132,440 Range

Argonne National Laboratory

Materials Scientist

$118,840

 /yr
Range: $114K - $121K

$114K

$121K

$114,306 - $121,302 Range

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Nitto Denko
3.4

Nitto Denko

Materials Scientist

$111,554

 /yr
Range: $111K - $114K

$111K

$114K

$111,316 - $114,368 Range

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
4.4

$151,476

 /yr
Range: $106K - $174K

$106K

$174K

$106,114 - $174,181 Range

Headway Technologies
3.5

Headway Technologies

Materials Scientist

$119,030

 /yr
Range: $116K - $130K

$116K

$130K

$116,073 - $129,594 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Materials Scientist

$61,928

 /yr
Range: $56K - $71K

$56K

$71K

$56,387 - $71,015 Range

Battelle
3.6

Battelle

Materials Scientist

$109,035

 /yr
Range: $77K - $126K

$77K

$126K

$76,507 - $126,499 Range

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3.6

$110,788

 /yr
Range: $99K - $125K

$99K

$125K

$98,817 - $125,122 Range

Formlabs
3.9

Formlabs

Materials Scientist

$90,000

 /yr
Range: $83K - $122K

$83K

$122K

$82,717 - $121,984 Range

Glidewell Dental
3.3

Glidewell Dental

Materials Scientist - Hourly

$43

 /hr
Range: $43 - $43

$43

$43

$43 - $43 Range

Glidewell Dental
3.3

Glidewell Dental

Materials Scientist

$97,295

 /yr
Range: $79K - $132K

$79K

$132K

$79,374 - $132,497 Range

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

$74,890

 /yr
Range: $68K - $86K

$68K

$86K

$68,090 - $85,989 Range

GE
4.0

GE

Materials Scientist

$111,875

 /yr
Range: $76K - $125K

$76K

$125K

$75,613 - $125,018 Range

GE Research
3.6

GE Research

Materials Scientist

$127,917

 /yr
Range: $104K - $168K

$104K

$168K

$103,552 - $168,109 Range

Masco
3.8

Masco

Materials Scientist

$62,447

 /yr
Range: $52K - $69K

$52K

$69K

$52,249 - $69,223 Range

NanoLab Technologies
2.6

NanoLab Technologies

Materials Scientist

$119,227

 /yr
Range: $107K - $126K

$107K

$126K

$106,667 - $126,478 Range

Oceanit
3.9

Oceanit

Materials Scientist

$114,311

 /yr
Range: $105K - $114K

$105K

$114K

$105,038 - $114,311 Range

West Virginia University
4.1

West Virginia University

Materials Scientist

$57,485

 /yr
Range: $46K - $67K

$46K

$67K

$46,416 - $67,028 Range

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4.1

$109,305

 /yr
Range: $96K - $113K

$96K

$113K

$95,652 - $113,000 Range

Sun Chemical
3.3

Sun Chemical

Materials Scientist

$108,199

 /yr
Range: $63K - $117K

$63K

$117K

$62,689 - $117,131 Range

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$154,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$160,000/yr
Stock Bonus$10,000/yr

8 days ago by a Applied Scientist with less than one year of experience

$141,700

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$23,000/yr
Stock Bonus$50,000/yr

13 days ago by a Applied Scientist with less than one year of experience

$180,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$270,000/yr
Stock Bonus$26,000/yr

13 days ago by a Applied Scientist with less than one year of experience

$72,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

14 days ago by a Product Development Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$85,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Materials Scientist/Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$165,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Applied Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$59,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

17 days ago by a QC Development Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$180,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Stock Bonus$60,000/yr

18 days ago by a Applied Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$111,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

18 days ago by a Material Scientist with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Materials Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Materials Scientist is $90,707 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Materials Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 331 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Materials Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Materials Scientist in United States is $128,987 per year.

The lowest salary for a Materials Scientist in United States is $63,788 per year.

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