Astronomers and Physicist Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Astronomers and Physicists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,720
25th Percentile Wage
$65,670
50th Percentile Wage
$86,480
75th Percentile Wage
$99,370
90th Percentile Wage
$116,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for astronomers and physicists 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) astronomers and physicists is $116,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid astronomers and physicists is $47,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,4805.74%-16.49%
201581,520-37.24%-
2014111,8807.26%-
2013103,7602.91%-
2012100,740--

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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