The salary statistics of physical scientists in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the utilities 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 physical scientists in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) physical scientists is $126,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $54,660.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of physical scientists in four industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for physical scientist occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $101,050. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $77,840). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Natural Gas Distribution|| |
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution|| |
|Water, Sewage and Other Systems|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .