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Other Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of other physical scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare other physical scientist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Other Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,890
25th Percentile Wage
$81,170
50th Percentile Wage
$108,800
75th Percentile Wage
$134,720
90th Percentile Wage
$166,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other physical scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other physical scientists is $166,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $108,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid other physical scientists is $59,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of other physical scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016108,800-1.56%1.11%
2015110,5001.19%-
2014109,1902.51%-
2013106,450-1.07%-
2012107,590--

Compare Other Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of other physical scientists in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for other physical scientist occupations is the computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $111,970. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $67,510). For detailed other physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$111,970
Scientific Research and Development Services
$109,760
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$109,740
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$103,210
Engineering Services
$102,290
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$98,480
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,410
Legal Services
$79,020
Testing Laboratories
$67,510

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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