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
$42,230
25th Percentile Wage
$54,390
50th Percentile Wage
$74,730
75th Percentile Wage
$104,180
90th Percentile Wage
$138,440

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 $138,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $42,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,730
3.00% 4.01%
2016
$72,490
0.65% -
2015
$72,020
1.07% -
2014
$71,250
1.38% -
2013
$70,270
-2.08% -
2012
$71,730
- -

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

The average salaries of physical scientists in 17 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 miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $54,260). 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
$116,330
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$103,190
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$78,570
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$78,330
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$78,330
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$75,830
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$74,560
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$73,180
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$72,890
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$72,820
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$72,670
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$70,350
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$70,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$67,280
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$63,620
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$60,450
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$54,260

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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