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Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,460
25th Percentile Wage
$50,950
50th Percentile Wage
$69,650
75th Percentile Wage
$98,940
90th Percentile Wage
$127,490

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 $127,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $39,460.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,6502.37%1.05%
201568,000-3.51%-
201470,3902.06%-
201368,9400.03%-
201268,920--

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in eight 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 waste collection industry with an annual salary $74,240. The lowest paying industry is the other support services industry (annual salary $59,040). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Waste Collection
$74,240
Facilities Support Services
$72,790
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$71,450
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$71,000
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$70,380
Administrative and Support Services
$69,060
Employment Services
$66,990
Other Support Services
$59,040

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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