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Physicist Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists among New York 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physicists in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$144,860
50th Percentile Wage
$106,960
25th Percentile Wage
$69,580
10th Percentile Wage
$54,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $144,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,920.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$69.65
50th Percentile Wage
$51.43
25th Percentile Wage
$33.45
10th Percentile Wage
$26.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physicists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $69.65. The median hourly salary is $51.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.40.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $106,960 -6.87%
2013 $114,850 -1.52%
2012 $116,620 0.87%
2011 $115,610 3.50%
2010 $111,700 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physicists in state of New York from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.52%.We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.87% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 3.50% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Physicist Wage in New York vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in New York Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of New York ranges from $88,880 to $126,890. The highest paying area for physicists in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $126,890. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Albany-Schenectady-Troy (mean annual salary $120,760). The lowest paying area is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $88,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$126,890
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$120,760
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$116,520
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$114,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$88,880

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