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Physicist Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists among Wisconsin cities 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$171,940
50th Percentile Wage
$99,090
25th Percentile Wage
$71,280
10th Percentile Wage
$57,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $171,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$82.66
50th Percentile Wage
$47.64
25th Percentile Wage
$34.27
10th Percentile Wage
$27.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physicists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $82.66. The median hourly salary is $47.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.62.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $99,090 7.98%
2013 $91,770 -0.01%
2012 $91,780 13.93%
2011 $80,560 -10.65%
2010 $90,160 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physicists in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 9.90%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.01%.We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 13.93% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -10.65%.

Table 4. Average Physicist Wage in Wisconsin vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Wisconsin Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $72,340 to $109,750. The highest paying area for physicists in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $109,750. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $87,800). The lowest paying area is Madison with a median annual salary of $72,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$109,750
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$87,800
Madison
$72,340

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