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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 cities 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$144,450
50th Percentile Wage
$85,330
25th Percentile Wage
$55,900
10th Percentile Wage
$48,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $144,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,280.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$69.45
50th Percentile Wage
$41.03
25th Percentile Wage
$26.88
10th Percentile Wage
$23.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physicists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $69.45. The median hourly salary is $41.03. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.21.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $85,330 -5.84%
2013 $90,620 -18.51%
2012 $111,210 6.32%
2011 $104,600 1.26%
2010 $103,300 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physicists in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -18.51%.We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 6.32% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.26% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Physicist Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 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 $77,520 to $77,950. The highest paying area for physicists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $77,950. The lowest paying area is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $77,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$77,950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$77,520

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