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.
|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 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-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 .