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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$50,300|
|25th Percentile Wage||$72,740|
|50th Percentile Wage||$103,990|
|75th Percentile Wage||$132,490|
|90th Percentile Wage||$161,900|
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 $161,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,300. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 221% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other physical scientists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of other physical scientists in 10 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 $55,800).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
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 $27,700 to $131,760. The highest paying state for other physical scientists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $131,760. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $27,700. 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|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |