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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
$61,860
25th Percentile Wage
$84,140
50th Percentile Wage
$115,710
75th Percentile Wage
$150,090
90th Percentile Wage
$187,960

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 $187,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $115,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid other physical scientists is $61,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other physical scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$115,710
5.97% 7.02%
2016
$108,800
-1.56% -
2015
$110,500
1.19% -
2014
$109,190
2.51% -
2013
$106,450
-1.07% -
2012
$107,590
- -

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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $117,660. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $58,670). For detailed other physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$117,660
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$117,600
Engineering Services
$115,740
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$115,710
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$107,320
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$107,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$101,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$91,900
Legal Services
$79,020
Testing Laboratories
$58,670

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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