Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,940
25th Percentile Wage
$62,820
50th Percentile Wage
$91,870
75th Percentile Wage
$122,580
90th Percentile Wage
$162,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of information. 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 $162,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $41,940.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201691,870-2.80%6.49%
201594,4402.82%-
201491,7806.99%-
201385,360-0.64%-
201285,910--

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in five industries in the information 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 broadcasting (except internet) industry with an annual salary $88,210. The lowest paying industry is the data processing, hosting, and related services industry (annual salary $72,750). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$88,210
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$87,990
Television Broadcasting
$87,990
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,750
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,750

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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