Theoretical Physicist Salary

The average salary for a Theoretical Physicist is $82,686 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$48,936 - $121,844
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$49K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,686
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$49,316 - $124,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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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Experience Affects Theoretical Physicist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 12%
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