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Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of physical scientists in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,720
25th Percentile Wage
$42,730
50th Percentile Wage
$61,090
75th Percentile Wage
$86,360
90th Percentile Wage
$127,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical scientists in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $127,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical scientists is $31,720.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,090
3.76% 12.23%
2016
$58,790
3.59% -
2015
$56,680
1.52% -
2014
$55,820
2.24% -
2013
$54,570
1.74% -
2012
$53,620
- -

Compare Physical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of physical scientists in seven industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations industry with an annual salary $92,190. The lowest paying industry is the social advocacy organizations industry (annual salary $56,600). For detailed physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$92,190
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$89,210
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$85,050
Repair and Maintenance
$84,200
Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$79,850
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$60,640
Social Advocacy Organizations
$56,600

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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