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Other Physical Scientist Salary Information

The salary statistics of other physical scientists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other physical scientists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other physical scientists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Other Physical Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,380
25th Percentile Wage
$65,210
50th Percentile Wage
$96,070
75th Percentile Wage
$123,960
90th Percentile Wage
$155,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other physical scientists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other physical scientists is $155,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $96,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,380. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 227% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,070-1.10%4.61%
201597,1303.19%-
201494,0300.85%-
201393,2301.71%-
201291,640--

Table 2. Other Physical Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other physical scientists in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for other physical scientists occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $140,910. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $57,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$140,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,800
Federal, State, and Local Government
$104,150
Manufacturing
$99,980
Utilities
$94,950
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$87,290
Wholesale Trade
$85,750
Educational Services
$61,120
Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,240

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Other Physical Scientists by States

From the above tables we note that not only other physical scientists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of other physical scientists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,400 to $127,050. The highest paying state for other physical scientists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $127,050. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,400. For more salary information of other physical scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$127,050
Maryland
$124,430
Virginia
$119,340
Massachusetts
$114,020
South Carolina
$109,770
Pennsylvania
$109,140
Hawaii
$106,380
California
$104,390
Colorado
$102,500
Nebraska
$101,340
Washington
$100,290
Tennessee
$99,450
South Dakota
$98,520
Georgia
$97,160
Kansas
$95,820
Connecticut
$93,670
North Carolina
$93,010
West Virginia
$92,890
New York
$92,770
Texas
$92,670
New Jersey
$92,450
Utah
$92,310
Alaska
$88,090
Missouri
$87,580
Louisiana
$87,270
Arizona
$86,800
Illinois
$85,680
Oregon
$85,210
Ohio
$81,070
New Hampshire
$80,480
Oklahoma
$78,750
Florida
$75,750
Kentucky
$73,680
Wisconsin
$73,370
Montana
$72,460
Nevada
$67,880
Indiana
$64,130
Michigan
$61,340
Iowa
$53,780
North Dakota
$51,270
Puerto Rico
$28,400


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