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
$44,270
25th Percentile Wage
$56,440
50th Percentile Wage
$87,780
75th Percentile Wage
$111,820
90th Percentile Wage
$155,960

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 $155,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $44,270.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2017
$87,780
6.04% 65.42%
2016
$82,480
19.97% -
2015
$66,010
54.02% -
2014
$30,350
- -

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in one industries in the finance and insurance sector are shown below. For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$89,170

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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