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Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of physical scientists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,930
25th Percentile Wage
$44,970
50th Percentile Wage
$69,480
75th Percentile Wage
$92,330
90th Percentile Wage
$113,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $113,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $35,930.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,4808.48%9.44%
201563,5903.19%-
201461,560-4.91%-
201364,5802.57%-
201262,920--

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in two industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$48,610
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$48,610

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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