Average Physicist Salary

$96,714
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$51k
MEDIAN
$97k
90%
$149k

The average salary for a Physicist is $96,714

Base Salary
$51k - $149k
Bonus
$346 - $16k
Profit Sharing
$5 - $44k
Total Pay
$51k - $154k
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What Do Physicists Do?

Physicist Tasks
  • 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.
  • Maintain and use equipment and lab space.
  • Communicate results in writing and in presentations to researchers, students, funders, the public, and other audiences.
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Gender Breakdown

Male
91.3%
Female
8.7%
This data is based on 161 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

88%

Dental

70%

Vision

62%

None

11%