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Physicist Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,840
25th Percentile Wage
$98,330
50th Percentile Wage
$134,740
75th Percentile Wage
$173,380
90th Percentile Wage
$194,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $194,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $134,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $71,840.

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 Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$134,740
13.80% 17.46%
2016
$116,150
33.36% -
2015
$77,400
-10.25% -
2014
$85,330
-6.20% -
2013
$90,620
-22.72% -
2012
$111,210
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $132,910 to $137,680. The highest paying area for physicists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $137,680. The lowest paying area is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $132,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$137,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$132,910




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