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Physicist Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists among Georgia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$76,240
25th Percentile Wage
$90,030
50th Percentile Wage
$114,040
75th Percentile Wage
$184,710
90th Percentile Wage
$207,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $207,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $114,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $76,240.

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
$114,040
-19.04% 4.55%
2016
$135,750
11.12% -
2015
$120,660
11.73% -
2014
$106,510
5.25% -
2013
$100,920
-7.86% -
2012
$108,850
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Georgia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Georgia ranges from $87,350 to $146,770. The highest paying area for physicists in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $146,770. The lowest paying area is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $87,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$146,770
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$87,350




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