Physicist salary in US West Region

Average salary
Based on 302 income tax records
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The average total salary for a Physicist is $124,500 per year. This is based on data from 302 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Physicist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Physicist salary can vary between $50,000 to $258,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Physicist salary by company

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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, US West Region
43 income tax records
$91K – $251K
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, US West Region
12 income tax records
$72K – $300K
Triad National Security, US West Region
20 income tax records
$79K – $189K
Ntess, US West Region
11 income tax records
$88K – $174K
University Of California, US West Region
19 income tax records
$43K – $229K
National Finance Center, US West Region
16 income tax records
$65K – $176K
US Department Of Defense, US West Region
36 income tax records
$50K – $140K

Physicist demographics in US West Region

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36% are single
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64% are married
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40% have kids
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62% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Physicists in US West Region

302 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a physicist in US West Region is $124,500 per year. Physicist salaries in US West Region can vary between $50,000 to $258,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 302 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as physicist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for physicists in US West Region: Lawrence Livermore National Secu ($160,000 a year), The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University ($150,000 a year), and Triad National Security ($147,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for physicists in US West Region: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($152,500 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($145,000 a year), and Los Angeles Metro Area, CA ($127,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.