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Theoretical Physicist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Theoretical Physicist is $84,203 per year.
Theoretical Physicist Salary (?
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$41,217 - $123,503
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$41,217 - $123,503  
   
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$0.00 - $29,799  
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$48,177 - $133,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Theoretical Physicist

  • Maintain and use equipment and lab space.
  • Communicate results in writing and in presentations to researchers, students, funders, the public, and other audiences.
  • Design, conduct and evaluate the results of experiments, methodologies, and quality control tests.
  • Provide technical support and calculations to non-scientists, students, and other groups.

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%