The salary statistics of physical scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$40,320|
|25th Percentile Wage||$51,030|
|50th Percentile Wage||$67,800|
|75th Percentile Wage||$97,770|
|90th Percentile Wage||$126,700|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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) physical scientists is $126,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $40,320.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of physical scientists in ten industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 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 facilities support services industry with an annual salary $85,860. The lowest paying industry is the other support services industry (annual salary $62,240). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Facilities Support Services|| |
|Waste Collection|| |
|Waste Treatment and Disposal|| |
|Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Office Administrative Services|| |
|Remediation and Other Waste Management Services|| |
|Employment Services|| |
|Administrative and Support Services|| |
|Temporary Help Services|| |
|Other Support Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .