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Theoretical Physicist Salary

The average salary for a Theoretical Physicist is $83,399 per year.
$49,493 - $124,270
(Median)
$49K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,399
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$49,493 - $124,270  
   
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$0.00 - $29,799  
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$49,833 - $134,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 20%