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Materials Scientists

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $44.05
Statewide median: $24.25


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Materials Scientists *

Area Low Median High
$40.38 $52.11 $67.53
$37.71 $44.05 $49.78
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$37.71 $46.89 $49.78

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 390 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Materials Scientists most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 82 new Materials Scientists to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Materials Scientists
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 7,100 7,300 300 3.9%
Minnesota 87 90 3 3.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 77 80 3 3.9%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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