The salary statistics of physical scientists in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$42,110|
|25th Percentile Wage||$57,120|
|50th Percentile Wage||$79,470|
|75th Percentile Wage||$100,810|
|90th Percentile Wage||$124,540|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of 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 $124,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $42,110.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of physical scientists in seven industries in the construction 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 other specialty trade contractors industry with an annual salary $95,520. The lowest paying industry is the utility system construction industry (annual salary $67,570). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .