The salary statistics of 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 physicist salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) physicists is $162,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $104,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physicists is $57,560.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physicists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of physicists in four 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 physicist occupations is the administrative and support services industry with an annual salary $125,540. The lowest paying industry is the waste management and remediation services industry (annual salary $80,890). For detailed physicist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Administrative and Support Services|| |
|Employment Services|| |
|Remediation and Other Waste Management Services|| |
|Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .