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Physical Scientist Salary in the Industry of Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

The salary statistics and trend of physical scientists in the industry of heavy and civil engineering construction are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,600
25th Percentile Wage
$53,130
50th Percentile Wage
$71,730
75th Percentile Wage
$95,490
90th Percentile Wage
$126,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for physical scientists in the industry of heavy and civil engineering construction. 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 $126,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent physical scientists is $30,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry of Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,730
2.72% -0.68%
2016
$69,780
5.43% -
2015
$65,990
-0.27% -
2014
$66,170
-6.66% -
2013
$70,580
-2.32% -
2012
$72,220
- -

Table 3. Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in seven industries within the construction sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of physical scientists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$95,520
Specialty Trade Contractors
$92,470
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$75,580
Construction of Buildings
$72,110
Nonresidential Building Construction
$72,110
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$71,730
Utility System Construction
$67,570

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