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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||2-Year Growth|
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .