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How much does a Physicist make in USA?

$143,377
/ Annual
Based on 7350 salaries
The average physicist salary in the USA is $143,377 per year or $68.93 per hour. Entry level positions start at $101,812 per year while most experienced workers make up to $201,138 per year.
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$143,377
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Low
$101,812
High
$201,138

Physicist: salaries per region

West Virginia
$208,250
Based on 11 salaries
Montana
$197,330
Based on 62 salaries
Vermont
$195,971
Based on 14 salaries
Kentucky
$189,093
Based on 86 salaries
Connecticut
$188,600
Based on 58 salaries
Florida
$181,354
Based on 200 salaries
Alabama
$177,840
Based on 80 salaries
Kansas
$176,500
Based on 20 salaries
New York
$176,155
Based on 403 salaries
California
$174,999
Based on 1305 salaries
Oregon
$162,500
Based on 80 salaries
South Dakota
$156,975
Based on 53 salaries
Maryland
$153,260
Based on 552 salaries
Nebraska
$152,700
Based on 39 salaries
Michigan
$151,000
Based on 221 salaries
New Mexico
$150,000
Based on 261 salaries
Georgia
$149,760
Based on 76 salaries
Colorado
$146,232
Based on 895 salaries
Virginia
$143,709
Based on 178 salaries
Illinois
$143,267
Based on 122 salaries
Nevada
$142,600
Based on 39 salaries
Wisconsin
$140,000
Based on 126 salaries
South Carolina
$134,212
Based on 53 salaries
Arizona
$131,400
Based on 241 salaries
Iowa
$125,400
Based on 13 salaries
Pennsylvania
$122,980
Based on 248 salaries
Tennessee
$122,855
Based on 67 salaries
Mississippi
$120,546
Based on 28 salaries
Oklahoma
$120,157
Based on 19 salaries
Idaho
$119,050
Based on 77 salaries
Texas
$119,000
Based on 220 salaries
Ohio
$117,985
Based on 166 salaries
Washington
$108,811
Based on 283 salaries
Utah
$105,066
Based on 36 salaries
Maine
$101,920
Based on 17 salaries
New Jersey
$101,608
Based on 59 salaries
Missouri
$99,800
Based on 95 salaries
Massachusetts
$94,256
Based on 75 salaries
Indiana
$74,433
Based on 48 salaries
North Carolina
$69,241
Based on 67 salaries
Minnesota
$62,114
Based on 315 salaries

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