Theoretical Physicist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Theoretical Physicist is $84,203 per year.
Theoretical Physicist Total Pay (?
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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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$47,620 - $130,993  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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
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female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 19%
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