Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,120
0.16% 4.07%
2016
$62,020
1.13% -
2015
$61,320
0.62% -
2014
$60,940
0.75% -
2013
$60,480
1.47% -
2012
$59,590
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Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

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
$87,630
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$82,220
Technical and Trade Schools
$77,620
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$77,620
Educational Services - Local government owned
$74,360
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$71,500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$64,510
Educational Services - Privately owned
$64,370
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$64,290
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$62,900
Educational Services
$62,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$62,040
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$61,440
Educational Services - State government owned
$61,430
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$53,770
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$46,290

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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