Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Utilities

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.

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,980
25th Percentile Wage
$70,810
50th Percentile Wage
$90,380
75th Percentile Wage
$109,690
90th Percentile Wage
$129,680

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 $129,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $54,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,380
1.62% 2.95%
2016
$88,920
0.17% -
2015
$88,770
-1.51% -
2014
$90,110
-0.06% -
2013
$90,160
2.72% -
2012
$87,710
- -

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in seven 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 $102,380. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $64,760). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$102,380
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$95,780
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$90,640
Utilities
$90,380
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$87,580
Hydroelectric Power Generation
$81,860
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$64,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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