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Physicist Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists among Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physicists in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,250
25th Percentile Wage
$98,520
50th Percentile Wage
$120,400
75th Percentile Wage
$158,800
90th Percentile Wage
$206,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $206,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $120,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physicists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$120,400
4.34% 12.52%
2016
$115,170
-6.57% -
2015
$122,740
11.05% -
2014
$109,180
3.54% -
2013
$105,310
-0.01% -
2012
$105,320
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Alabama ranges from $77,960 to $135,000. The highest paying area for physicists in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $135,000. The lowest paying area is Montgomery with a median annual salary of $77,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$135,000
Montgomery
$77,960




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