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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
$51,080
25th Percentile Wage
$64,080
50th Percentile Wage
$102,370
75th Percentile Wage
$173,910
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 $102,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $51,080.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$102,370
3.24% 27.64%
2016
$99,050
6.76% -
2015
$92,350
13.11% -
2014
$80,240
6.03% -
2013
$75,400
1.76% -
2012
$74,070
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Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in 19 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $146,580. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $40,990). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$146,580
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$141,740
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$135,530
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$120,730
Hospitals - Privately owned
$114,540
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$113,740
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$113,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$113,040
Hospitals - State government owned
$112,670
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$107,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$105,500
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$100,090
Outpatient Care Centers
$94,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$93,280
Hospitals - Local government owned
$77,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$77,800
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$63,300
Social Assistance
$40,990
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$40,990

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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