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Physicist Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$120,206/yr
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$77K
Low
$120K
Average
$160K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$5,038
Range$204 - $19,103
How much does a Physicist make?

The national average salary for a Physicist is $120,206 in United States. Filter by location to see Physicist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 277 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Physicist employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      Brookhaven LAB
      $142,943/yr
      Range: $109K - $174K
      39 salaries
      $142,943/yr
      $109K$174K
      University of Maryland
      $58,779/yr
      Range: $47K - $75K
      17 salaries
      $58,779/yr
      $47K$75K
      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
      $148,000/yr
      Range: $118K - $193K
      15 salaries
      $148,000/yr
      $118K$193K
      Michigan State University
      $73,252/yr
      Range: $64K - $122K
      12 salaries
      $73,252/yr
      $64K$122K
      Uchicago Argonne
      $102,278/yr
      Range: $88K - $139K
      9 salaries
      $102,278/yr
      $88K$139K
      National Institute of Standards and Technology
      $86,500/yr
      Range: $70K - $135K
      8 salaries
      $86,500/yr
      $70K$135K
      Schlumberger
      $105,329/yr
      Range: $98K - $150K
      6 salaries
      $105,329/yr
      $98K$150K

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      Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
      $76,109/yr
      Range: $63K - $160K
      6 salaries
      $76,109/yr
      $63K$160K
      Los Alamos National Laboratory
      $78,000/yr
      Range: $77K - $120K
      5 salaries
      $78,000/yr
      $77K$120K
      SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
      $10,079/mo
      Range: $8K - $12K
      5 salaries
      $10,079/mo
      $8K$12K
      International Education Services
      $56,084/yr
      Range: $47K - $81K
      5 salaries
      $56,084/yr
      $47K$81K
      Northrop Grumman
      $117,302/yr
      Range: $90K - $162K
      4 salaries
      $117,302/yr
      $90K$162K
      Rush University Medical Center
      $119,841/yr
      Range: $106K - $140K
      4 salaries
      $119,841/yr
      $106K$140K
      Kotura
      $105,290/yr
      Range: $105K - $105K
      4 salaries
      $105,290/yr
      $105K$105K
      US Navy
      $103,000/yr
      Range: $57K - $130K
      3 salaries
      $103,000/yr
      $57K$130K
      US Air Force
      $77,500/yr
      Range: $68K - $81K
      3 salaries
      $77,500/yr
      $68K$81K
      3M
      $111,572/yr
      Range: $94K - $121K
      3 salaries
      $111,572/yr
      $94K$121K
      Oak Ridge National Laboratory
      $90,301/yr
      Range: $86K - $94K
      3 salaries
      $90,301/yr
      $86K$94K
      Loma Linda University Health
      $128,000/yr
      Range: $122K - $133K
      3 salaries
      $128,000/yr
      $122K$133K
      National Institute of Standards and Technology
      $68,299/yr
      Range: $66K - $70K
      3 salaries
      $68,299/yr
      $66K$70K

      Recent Salary Reports

      Below are the most recent Physicist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

      $161,700
      per year
      A Physicist in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $161,700 per year
      Job Highlights
      Baltimore, MD Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $78,000
      per year
      A Research Physicist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $78,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      Los Angeles, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      College / University
      $111,200
      per year
      A Computational Physicist in the Bridgeport, CT Area area reported making $111,200 per year
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      Bridgeport, CT Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $164,000
      per year
      A Research Physical Scientist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $164,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Washington, DC Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Government
      $90,000
      per year
      A Physicist in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $90,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      Chicago, IL Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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