Highest Paying Industries for Materials Scientists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch62.22129420
Federal, State, and Local Government58.3121270
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service58.3121270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services55.84116150
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing55.11114630
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing54.89114170
Basic Chemical Manufacturing54.39113130
Paper Manufacturing53.69111680
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing52.14108440
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing51.73107600
Plastics Product Manufacturing50.4104840
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing49.59103140
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing49.5102950
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing49.47102890
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing49.11102150
Scientific Research and Development Services48.51100910
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences48.51100910
Miscellaneous Manufacturing48.43100730
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing48.23100310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services47.3298420
Manufacturing46.1395960
All industries, private ownership only46.0195700
Chemical Manufacturing45.9695600
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing45.8895430
All industries45.3694350
Rubber Product Manufacturing44.7193000
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing44.2892100
Management of Companies and Enterprises44.1591840
Machinery Manufacturing43.1989840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing42.4288240
Engineering Services41.7286770
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods41.6686650
Wholesale Trade41.2285740
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers41.0785430
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing40.4984220
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing40.0483270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing39.1981500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services38.9380970
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.4279910
Primary Metal Manufacturing37.2377430
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing37.0377020
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service36.2475380
Testing Laboratories35.9474740
Educational Services, State government owned33.5269710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned33.5269710
State government, including schools and hospitals33.5269710
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)32.4967590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)32.4967590
Educational Services, Privately owned2960330
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned2960330

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