The salary statistics of physicists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physicist salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$86,620|
|25th Percentile Wage||$122,980|
|50th Percentile Wage||$169,110|
|75th Percentile Wage||$206,020|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) physicists is $206,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $169,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physicists is $86,620.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physicists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of physicists in 15 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 physicist occupations is the hospitals - local government owned industry with an annual salary $182,630. The lowest paying industry is the offices of all other health practitioners industry (annual salary $113,740). For detailed physicist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .