The salary statistics and trend of physical scientists in the industry of scientific research and development services are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare physical scientist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$54,500|
|25th Percentile Wage||$71,760|
|50th Percentile Wage||$100,340|
|75th Percentile Wage||$133,280|
|90th Percentile Wage||$164,760|
Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for physical scientists in the industry of scientific research and development services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) physical scientists is $164,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $100,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent physical scientists is $54,500.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical scientists in the industry of Scientific Research and Development Services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of physical scientists in eleven industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of physical scientists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.
|Industry||Median Annual Salary|
|Legal Services|| |
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services|| |
|Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences|| |
|Scientific Research and Development Services|| |
|Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Engineering Services|| |
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services|| |
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services|| |
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Testing Laboratories|| |