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
$51,720
25th Percentile Wage
$71,010
50th Percentile Wage
$91,000
75th Percentile Wage
$106,230
90th Percentile Wage
$158,670

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 $158,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid astronomers and physicists is $51,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,000
4.97% -10.70%
2016
$86,480
5.74% -
2015
$81,520
-37.24% -
2014
$111,880
7.26% -
2013
$103,760
2.91% -
2012
$100,740
- -

Compare Astronomers and Physicist Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of astronomers and physicists in three 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 astronomers and physicist occupations is the utilities industry with an annual salary $91,000. The lowest paying industry is the nuclear electric power generation industry (annual salary $91,000). For detailed astronomers and physicist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$91,000
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$91,000
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$91,000

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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