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Physicist Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists among Michigan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,930
25th Percentile Wage
$69,510
50th Percentile Wage
$92,640
75th Percentile Wage
$152,360
90th Percentile Wage
$193,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $193,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,930.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.97
25th Percentile Wage
$33.42
50th Percentile Wage
$44.54
75th Percentile Wage
$73.25
90th Percentile Wage
$92.99

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physicists in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $92.99. The median hourly salary is $44.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.97.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physicists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,6400.35%-26.37%
201592,320-5.19%-
201497,110-27.59%-
2013123,9005.51%-
2012117,070--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Michigan ranges from $120,640 to $151,560. The highest paying area for physicists in Michigan is Detroit-Warren-Livonia with a median annual salary of $151,560. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (mean annual salary $146,890). The lowest paying area is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $120,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$151,560
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$146,890
Ann Arbor
$120,640


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