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Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,220
25th Percentile Wage
$70,430
50th Percentile Wage
$95,780
75th Percentile Wage
$123,970
90th Percentile Wage
$153,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $153,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $95,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $49,220.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201695,780-0.43%24.80%
201596,1907.59%-
201488,89015.77%-
201374,8703.79%-
201272,030--

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in ten industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 pipeline transportation industry with an annual salary $121,100. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for water transportation industry (annual salary $50,540). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Pipeline Transportation
$121,100
Pipeline Transportation
$98,410
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$90,230
Air Transportation
$82,160
Scheduled Air Transportation
$81,390
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$77,840
Support Activities for Transportation
$71,050
Warehousing and Storage
$60,370
Warehousing and Storage
$60,370
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$50,540

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



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