SOC Code 19-2032 - Materials Scientists

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Research and study the structures and chemical properties of various natural and synthetic or composite materials, including metals, alloys, rubber, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and glass. Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications. Includes glass scientists, ceramic scientists, metallurgical scientists, and polymer scientists.


SOC Code 19-2032 - Materials Scientists is a a final level code of the “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 6,710 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $48.28 and average Annual Wage of $100,430.

Occupation Examples

  • Materials Scientist
  • Metal Alloy Scientist
  • Plastics Scientist

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