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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Other Physical Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other physical scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$103,990
7.62% 11.88%
2016
$96,070
-1.10% -
2015
$97,130
3.19% -
2014
$94,030
0.85% -
2013
$93,230
1.71% -
2012
$91,640
- -

Table 2. Other Physical Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

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
$140,910
Manufacturing
$124,050
Mining
$117,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$115,710
Wholesale Trade
$106,490
Federal, State, and Local Government
$105,850
Utilities
$97,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$87,290
Educational Services
$61,120
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,800

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 $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
$131,760
Maryland
$128,310
Virginia
$123,220
New Mexico
$121,340
South Carolina
$114,340
Massachusetts
$113,420
California
$112,660
Pennsylvania
$110,880
Georgia
$108,030
Alabama
$107,720
Washington
$106,900
South Dakota
$102,970
Colorado
$102,500
Ohio
$101,040
Kansas
$100,580
Connecticut
$99,750
Texas
$94,610
New York
$94,420
New Jersey
$94,290
North Carolina
$93,810
Utah
$92,310
Missouri
$91,980
Michigan
$91,970
Alaska
$90,360
Tennessee
$90,060
West Virginia
$89,820
Mississippi
$89,010
Arizona
$86,610
Hawaii
$86,290
Oklahoma
$85,810
Illinois
$85,140
Kentucky
$84,670
Rhode Island
$84,220
New Hampshire
$83,880
Indiana
$80,770
Louisiana
$79,380
Oregon
$78,890
Nebraska
$78,270
Wisconsin
$74,320
Montana
$72,170
Nevada
$67,880
Florida
$66,840
Idaho
$54,610
Iowa
$49,770
North Dakota
$47,590
Puerto Rico
$27,700



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