How much does a Materials Scientist make?

Updated May 26, 2021

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$89,012 /yr
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321 salaries

$63K

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$89K

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$127K

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The national average salary for a Materials Scientist is $89,012 in United States. Filter by location to see Materials Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 321 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Materials Scientist employees.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
4.3

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Materials Scientist

$107,197

 /yr
Range: $92K - $110K
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$92K

$110K

$91,518 - $110,266 Range

Argonne National Laboratory
4.5

Argonne National Laboratory

Materials Scientist

$107,962

 /yr
Range: $96K - $112K

$96K

$112K

$96,223 - $112,342 Range

KT Consulting (Maryland)

Materials Scientist

$78,862

 /yr
Range: $65K - $123K

$65K

$123K

$65,204 - $122,657 Range

Battelle
3.8

Battelle

Materials Scientist

$102,390

 /yr
Range: $95K - $117K

$95K

$117K

$95,056 - $117,156 Range

Headway Technologies
3.2

Headway Technologies

Materials Scientist

$108,573

 /yr
Range: $102K - $123K

$102K

$123K

$102,396 - $122,884 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Materials Scientist

$57,461

 /yr
Range: $44K - $84K

$44K

$84K

$44,078 - $83,947 Range

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
4.6

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Materials Scientist

$140,287

 /yr
Range: $106K - $151K

$106K

$151K

$106,180 - $150,991 Range

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Nitto Denko
3

Nitto Denko

Materials Scientist

$103,314

 /yr
Range: $103K - $106K

$103K

$106K

$103,093 - $105,920 Range

GE Global Research
3.9

GE Global Research

Materials Scientist

$128,016

 /yr
Range: $96K - $156K

$96K

$156K

$95,903 - $155,691 Range

NanoLab Technologies
2.7

NanoLab Technologies

Materials Scientist

$110,420

 /yr
Range: $99K - $148K

$99K

$148K

$98,788 - $148,389 Range

GE
3.9

GE

Materials Scientist

$103,612

 /yr
Range: $70K - $127K

$70K

$127K

$70,028 - $126,622 Range

Glidewell Dental
3.3

Glidewell Dental

Materials Scientist

$84,805

 /yr
Range: $74K - $123K

$74K

$123K

$73,511 - $122,710 Range

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

Materials Scientist

$69,497

 /yr
Range: $63K - $101K

$63K

$101K

$63,061 - $101,150 Range

Glidewell Dental
3.3

Glidewell Dental

Materials Scientist - Hourly

$40

 /hr
Range: $40 - $40

$40

$40

$40 - $40 Range

A123 Systems
2.5

A123 Systems

Materials Scientist

$99,760

 /yr
Range: $92K - $116K

$92K

$116K

$91,668 - $115,984 Range

Sun Chemical
3.4

Sun Chemical

Materials Scientist

$96,650

 /yr
Range: $58K - $108K

$58K

$108K

$58,058 - $108,480 Range

Oceanit
3.9

Oceanit

Materials Scientist

$105,868

 /yr
Range: $97K - $106K

$97K

$106K

$97,279 - $105,868 Range

West Virginia University
4.1

West Virginia University

Materials Scientist

$53,239

 /yr
Range: $43K - $62K

$43K

$62K

$42,987 - $62,077 Range

Masco
4

Masco

Materials Scientist

$55,949

 /yr
Range: $48K - $64K

$48K

$64K

$48,389 - $64,110 Range

2.9

Excel Technology

Materials Scientist

$81,330

 /yr
Range: $73K - $91K

$73K

$91K

$73,074 - $90,537 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Materials Scientist salaries

The average salary for a Materials Scientist is $89,012 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 321 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Materials Scientist employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Materials Scientist in United States is $126,641 per year.

The lowest salary for a Materials Scientist in United States is $62,563 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$20
hourly
A Polymer Scientist in the Fargo, ND Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Fargo, ND Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$10,200
monthly
An Applied Scientist in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $10,200 per month
Job Highlights
Seattle, WA Area area
Intern
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$185,000
per year
An Applied Scientist in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $185,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Materials Scientist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$76,000
per year
A Product Development Scientist in the Bend, OR Area area reported making $76,000 per year
Additional Pay
$4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Bend, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$65,000
per year
A Materials Scientist/Engineer in the Trenton, NJ Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Trenton, NJ Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$185,000
per year
An Applied Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $185,000 per year
Additional Pay
$425k stock bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
A Product Development Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
New York City, NY Area area
Temporary
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$98,000
per year
A Materials Scientist in the Kennewick, WA Area area reported making $98,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Kennewick, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$70,000
per year
A Product Development Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Additional Pay
$600 cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private