The salary statistics of astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare astronomers and physicist salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance 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 astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) astronomers and physicists is $201,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $158,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid astronomers and physicists is $85,380.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of astronomers and physicists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of astronomers and physicists in twelve 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 astronomers and physicist occupations is the general medical and surgical hospitals - local government owned industry with an annual salary $177,850. The lowest paying industry is the offices of physicians industry (annual salary $118,560). For detailed astronomers and physicist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |