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Astronomers and Physicist Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare astronomers and physicist salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Astronomers and Physicists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,750
25th Percentile Wage
$68,140
50th Percentile Wage
$88,660
75th Percentile Wage
$159,000
90th Percentile Wage
$162,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for astronomers and physicists 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) astronomers and physicists is $162,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid astronomers and physicists is $55,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,660
-17.94% -30.44%
2016
$104,570
-6.71% -
2015
$111,590
-3.29% -
2014
$115,260
2.42% -
2013
$112,470
-2.83% -
2012
$115,650
- -

Compare Astronomers and Physicist Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of astronomers and physicists in five 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 astronomers and physicist occupations is the employment services industry with an annual salary $125,540. The lowest paying industry is the waste management and remediation services industry (annual salary $80,090). For detailed astronomers and physicist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Employment Services
$125,540
Temporary Help Services
$124,370
Administrative and Support Services
$123,330
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$115,670
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$80,090

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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