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Physicist Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists amongst Indiana metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physicists in Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,260
25th Percentile Wage
$59,520
50th Percentile Wage
$76,590
75th Percentile Wage
$117,380
90th Percentile Wage
$194,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $194,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physicists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$76,590
5.80% -54.73%
2015
$72,150
-19.22% -
2014
$86,020
-36.34% -
2013
$117,280
-1.05% -
2012
$118,510
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Indiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Indiana ranges from $93,990 to $169,270. The highest paying area for physicists in Indiana is Indianapolis-Carmel with a median annual salary of $169,270. The lowest paying area is Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $93,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Indianapolis-Carmel
$169,270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$93,990




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