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Materials Scientist Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$106,564 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Materials Scientist is $106,564 a year and $51 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Materials Scientist is between $74,911 and $132,260. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Materials Scientist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Researches and studies the structures and chemical properties of materials to develop new products or enhance existing products.
  • Heads scientific studies for understanding, characterizing, and developing materials leading to potential uses for the benefit of science and emerging technologies.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Materials Scientist Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Materials Scientists

Job family population: 7,470

Estimated population of Materials Scientist jobs: 4,767

Rate of error: 5.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Materials Scientist Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Associate Process Engineer
Jun 20
Redmond, United States
Keywords Education - (Preferred) Bachelor's in Materials, Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or related subject preferred - Associates degree (minimum) Chemistry,Microsoft Excel,Microsoft ...
Sales Careers - Leica Microsystems
Jun 12
Seattle, WA, USA
Our products and services are used worldwide in clinical and life science research, medical professions, materials sciences, industry, and forensics, as well as in school and university classrooms.
Process Engineering Tech
May 23
Redmond, United States
Alpha Net Consulting LLC
... in material science, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics or Associates with 4+ Skills Years semiconductor fabrication 3.0 Clean room experience 1.0 nanofabrication flows and materials 3.0 ...
Field Application Scientist
May 8
Seattle, WA, USA
ChemoMetec A/S
Generate marketing, scientific and product-relevant material for prospective and existing customers. Key Qualifications: * Scientific background in biology * Preferred: Ph.D. in cell biology ...
Software Developer
Jun 26
Redmond, WA, USA
The overall system is being developed by a diverse and multi-disciplinary team that includes software and hardware architects as well as physicists and material science experts. The control system ...
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