Theoretical Physicist Salary

The average salary for a Theoretical Physicist is $71,290 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$41,000 - $140,000
$41K
$70K
$140K
MEDIAN: $69,836
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$0$144K
Salary $41,000 - $140,000
Bonus $4,880
Profit Sharing $1,000
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$40,335 - $144,319
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

Job Description for Theoretical Physicist

Using advanced calculus-based formulas, a theoretical physicist will attempt to explain natural phenomenon. Theoretical physicists may end up working in companies, at schools, or for individuals. They will have at least a bachelor’s degree in physics.

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Theoretical 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.

Theoretical Physicist Job Listings

Key Stats for Theoretical Physicist

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Theoretical Physicist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 33%