Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,920
25th Percentile Wage
$51,810
50th Percentile Wage
$82,480
75th Percentile Wage
$100,990
90th Percentile Wage
$130,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of finance and insurance. 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 $130,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $41,920.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201682,48019.97%63.20%
201566,01054.02%-
201430,350--

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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