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Other Physical Scientist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Other Physical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,930
25th Percentile Wage
$79,390
50th Percentile Wage
$105,850
75th Percentile Wage
$129,220
90th Percentile Wage
$156,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other physical scientists in the industry sector of 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) other physical scientists is $156,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $105,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid other physical scientists is $54,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other physical scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$105,850
1.61% 4.72%
2016
$104,150
1.17% -
2015
$102,930
1.96% -
2014
$100,910
1.38% -
2013
$99,520
-1.34% -
2012
$100,850
- -

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

The average salaries of other physical scientists in eight industries in the 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 other physical scientist occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $112,370. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $64,400). For detailed other physical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$112,370
Federal government, including USPS
$112,370
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$105,850
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$100,600
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$75,780
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$74,560
State government, including schools and hospitals
$64,650
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$64,400

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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