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Physicist salary in the United States

Average salary
$111,000/yr
Average per year
$111,000
Average per year
$111,000
$39,000
Based on 590 income tax records
$248,000
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Average per year
$111,000
Average per year
$111,000
$39,000
Based on 590 income tax records
$248,000
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Triad National Security, Los Alamos County, NM
10 income tax records
$148,500/yr
$129K – $166K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
18 income tax records
$138,000/yr
$130K – $151K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
11 income tax records
$190,500/yr
$159K – $291K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
46 income tax records
$144,500/yr
$126K – $168K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
73 income tax records
$125,000/yr
$98K – $147K
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Huntsville Metro Area, AL
10 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$95K – $136K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
13 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$99K – $134K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
40 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$95K – $164K
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Boulder Metro Area, CO
10 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$100K – $153K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
24 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$91K – $142K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
14 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$85K – $121K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
15 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$74K – $154K

Physicist demographics

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30% are single
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70% are married
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46% have kids
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61% own a home

Physicist salaries by age

$0
$36,625
$73,250
$109,875
$146,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Physicists

590 full-time salaries from 2019
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