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Physicist Salary Information in Rhode Island

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,400
25th Percentile Wage
$58,620
50th Percentile Wage
$117,160
75th Percentile Wage
$139,170
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $139,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.67
25th Percentile Wage
$28.18
50th Percentile Wage
$56.33
75th Percentile Wage
$66.91
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physicists in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $66.91. The median hourly salary is $56.33. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.67.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physicists from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014117,1600.75%0.75%
2013116,2800.00%-
2012116,280--


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