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Physicist Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists among Florida areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$84,820
25th Percentile Wage
$92,920
50th Percentile Wage
$105,340
75th Percentile Wage
$152,590
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $152,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $105,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $84,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40.78
25th Percentile Wage
$44.68
50th Percentile Wage
$50.64
75th Percentile Wage
$73.36
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physicists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $73.36. The median hourly salary is $50.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40.78.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physicists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016105,340-3.00%-24.26%
2015108,5000.03%-
2014108,470-36.31%-
2013147,86011.47%-
2012130,900--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Florida ranges from $97,630 to $132,090. The highest paying area for physicists in Florida is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach with a median annual salary of $132,090. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (mean annual salary $124,810). The lowest paying area is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $97,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$132,090
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$124,810
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$100,170
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$97,630


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