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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physicists in Rhode Island

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

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

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.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $117,160 0.76%
2013 $116,280 %
2012 $116,280 2.84%
2011 $113,070 -2.56%
2010 $116,040 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physicists in state of Rhode Island from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 0.97%. We note that in 2013 the average salary is the same as that in 2012.We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 2.84% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -2.56%.

Table 4. Average Physicist Wage in Rhode Island vs. Related Jobs

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