Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Theoretical Physicist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$134,442 / yrTotal Pay
$110,728 / yrBase Pay
$23,714 / yrAdditional Pay

$134,442

 / yr
$73K$366K
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The estimated total pay for a Theoretical Physicist is $134,442 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $110,728 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $23,714 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Caltech (California)
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Theoretical PhysicistSee 1 salaries from all locations162 open jobs

$122,334

 / yr

$111,904

 / yr

$103,772

 / yr

$105,627

 / yr

$124,794

 / yr

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

Recent theoretical physicist Salaries

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Location

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Physical Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$93,325

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Physicist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$9

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Physicist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Physicist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$40,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Ontologist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Physical Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Physicist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$130,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

10-14 years
2 days ago
Physicist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$76,057

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Physical Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$62,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Theoretical Physicist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Theoretical Physicist is $110,728 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Theoretical Physicist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Theoretical Physicist employees.

The highest salary for a Theoretical Physicist in United States is $176,226 per year.

The lowest salary for a Theoretical Physicist in United States is $69,574 per year.

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