Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

The salary statistics of physical scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage 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 physical scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $132,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $41,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in ten industries in the wholesale trade 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 petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $116,330. The lowest paying industry is the professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $67,260). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for physical scientists.