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Physicist Salary in Madison, Wisconsin

The annual salary statistics of physicists in Madison, Wisconsin is shown in Table 1. The wage information of physicists in Madison is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1. Annual Salary of Physicists in Madison, Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,710
25th Percentile Wage
$74,730
50th Percentile Wage
$122,690
75th Percentile Wage
$163,080
90th Percentile Wage
$189,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Madison, Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $189,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $122,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $60,710.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physicists from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$122,690
32.09% 35.99%
2017
$83,320
5.75% -
2016
$78,530
2.65% -
2015
$76,450
5.38% -
2014
$72,340
1.88% -
2013
$70,980
-10.64% -
2012
$78,530
- -

Table 2. Compare Physicist Salary in Madison with Other Wisconsin Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $122,690, Madison is the highest paying city for physicists in state of Wisconsin, followed by Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (median annual salary $94,660). In comparison, the median annual salary of physicists in Madison is 22.8 percent (22.8%) higher than that in Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Madison
$122,690
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$94,660
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$72,470
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,340



See also: Top paying jobs in Madison, Wisconsin.