Materials Scientist

Code: 19-2032.00

Also known as: Materials Scientist, Micro Electrical/Mechanical Systems Device Scientist (MEMS Device Scientist), Polymer Materials Consultant, Research Scientist, Research and Development Scientist (R and D Scientist), Scientist

Description: Materials Scientists study the chemical properties and structures of various natural, composite and synthetic materials. They may work on ways to alter the composition of these materials so that stronger products are made and more quickly delivered to market. Materials Scientists generally need a Master's or doctoral degree to pursue top-tier research jobs. However, a Bachelor's degree may be suitable for some entry-level positions.

Materials Scientist

Typical wages

10% $54,810
25% $73,130
Median $99,460
75% $130,890
90% $165,290
10% $26.35
25% $35.16
Median $47.82
75% $62.93
90% $79.47

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 600