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The average pay for a Physicist with Material Science skills is $24.96 per hour.

The average pay for a Physicist with Material Science skills is $68,060 per year.

MEDIAN $24.96
MEDIAN $68,060
$41,537 - $100,067
MEDIAN: $68,060

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Salary $41,537 - $100,067
Bonus $2,500
Profit Sharing $2,750
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$42,000 - $102,544
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Job Description for Physicist

Humanity's understanding of the mechanical workings of reality is, relative to our history, in its infancy. Only in the last two centuries have scientists been able to directly observe and manipulate matter and energy at microscopic levels, and new discoveries and applications have skyrocketed in that time-frame, all while our technology continually enhances our ability to understand these things. Physicists are scientists who study the properties of matter and energy and perform experiments, often using extremely advanced equipment, to discover how these mysterious properties work and interact.


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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Key Stats for Physicist

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 10%