Physicist Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of physicists in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physicist salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Physicists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,730
25th Percentile Wage
$89,970
50th Percentile Wage
$120,410
75th Percentile Wage
$174,500
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) physicists is $174,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $120,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physicists is $59,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physicists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014120,410-31.28%-18.77%
2013158,0709.53%-
2012143,010--

Compare Physicist Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of physicists in two industries in the mining sector are shown below. For detailed physicist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$120,450
Oil and Gas Extraction
$120,450

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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