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Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of physical scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,530
25th Percentile Wage
$63,690
50th Percentile Wage
$99,050
75th Percentile Wage
$165,940
90th Percentile Wage
$187,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $187,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $50,530.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201699,0506.76%25.22%
201592,35013.11%-
201480,2406.03%-
201375,4001.76%-
201274,070--

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in 16 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $145,500. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $37,580). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$145,500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$136,670
Hospitals - Privately owned
$112,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$110,190
Offices of Physicians
$109,830
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$105,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$103,550
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$97,790
Outpatient Care Centers
$94,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$93,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$78,150
Hospitals - Local government owned
$78,150
Hospitals - State government owned
$70,520
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$63,000
Social Assistance
$37,580
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$37,580

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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