The salary statistics of physical scientists in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$40,650|
|25th Percentile Wage||$48,770|
|50th Percentile Wage||$62,120|
|75th Percentile Wage||$86,740|
|90th Percentile Wage||$121,030|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of educational 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 $121,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $40,650.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of physical scientists in 16 industries in the educational 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 junior colleges - local government owned industry with an annual salary $87,630. The lowest paying industry is the business schools and computer and management training industry (annual salary $46,290). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Junior colleges - Local government owned|| |
|Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)|| |
|Technical and Trade Schools|| |
|Technical and trade schools - Privately owned|| |
|Educational Services - Local government owned|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned|| |
|Educational Services - Privately owned|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned|| |
|Educational Services - State government owned|| |
|Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned|| |
|Business Schools and Computer and Management Training|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .