Physicist Salaries

497 SalariesUpdated Aug 6, 2020

Average Base Pay
$95,391 / yr
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The national average salary for a Physicist is $95,391 in United States. Filter by location to see Physicist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 497 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Physicist employees.

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Physicist

Brookhaven National Laboratory

$147,128/yr

Range: $119K - $182K

48 salaries

$147,128/yr
$119K$182K

Physicist

University of Chicago

$108,852/yr

Range: $100K - $116K

20 salaries

$108,852/yr
$100K$116K

Physicist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

$164,385/yr

Range: $126K - $223K

19 salaries

$164,385/yr
$126K$223K

Physicist

University of Maryland

$63,056/yr

Range: $49K - $97K

18 salaries

$63,056/yr
$49K$97K

Physicist

Michigan State University

$77,749/yr

Range: $73K - $129K

14 salaries

$77,749/yr
$73K$129K

Physicist

National Institute of Standards and Technology

$96,702/yr

Range: $76K - $139K

11 salaries

$96,702/yr
$76K$139K

Physicist

Schlumberger

$114,733/yr

Range: $107K - $164K

7 salaries

$114,733/yr
$107K$164K

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Physicist

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

$83,906/yr

Range: $68K - $171K

7 salaries

$83,906/yr
$68K$171K

Physicist

US Air Force

$82,154/yr

Range: $45K - $157K

5 salaries

$82,154/yr
$45K$157K

Physicist

Los Alamos National Laboratory

$86,137/yr

Range: $82K - $129K

5 salaries

$86,137/yr
$82K$129K

Physicist - Monthly

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

$10,991/mo

Range: $9K - $13K

5 salaries

$10,991/mo
$9K$13K

Physicist

International Education Services

$59,410/yr

Range: $50K - $86K

5 salaries

$59,410/yr
$50K$86K

Physicist

US Navy

$103,653/yr

Range: $60K - $134K

4 salaries

$103,653/yr
$60K$134K

Physicist

Northrop Grumman

$102,360/yr

Range: $88K - $137K

4 salaries

$102,360/yr
$88K$137K

Physicist

Rush University Medical Center

$125,670/yr

Range: $112K - $146K

4 salaries

$125,670/yr
$112K$146K

Physicist

NAWC

$73,472/yr

Range: $56K - $102K

4 salaries

$73,472/yr
$56K$102K

Physicist

Kotura

$113,185/yr

Range: $112K - $114K

4 salaries

$113,185/yr
$112K$114K

Physicist

3M

$118,110/yr

Range: $97K - $130K

3 salaries

$118,110/yr
$97K$130K

Physicist

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

$97,033/yr

Range: $93K - $102K

3 salaries

$97,033/yr
$93K$102K

Physicist

Loma Linda University Health

$136,089/yr

Range: $135K - $138K

3 salaries

$136,089/yr
$135K$138K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$60,000
per year
A Physicist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$2,700
monthly
A Computational Physicist in the Knoxville, TN Area area reported making $2,700 per month
Job Highlights
Knoxville, TN Area area
Intern
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$175,000
per year
A Design Physicist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $175,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$221,547
per year
A Physicist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $221,547 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$170,930
per year
A Physicist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $170,930 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$101,553
per year
A Physicist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $101,553 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$96,792
per year
A Physicist in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $96,792 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Baltimore, MD Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University