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Physicist Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists amongst Florida metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physicists in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $196,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $121,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $71,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
13.08% -8.01%
-3.00% -
0.03% -
-36.31% -
11.47% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Florida ranges from $97,630 to $132,090. The highest paying area for physicists in Florida is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach with a median annual salary of $132,090. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (mean annual salary $124,810). The lowest paying area is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $97,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater


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