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Physicist PhD Salary

$128,277 (USD)

Average Salary

$62/hr

Average Hourly

$5,067

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Physicist PhD is $128,277 a year and $62 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Physicist PhD is between $88,870 and $159,731. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Physicist PhD. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Researches, evaluates, and identifies principles governing the structure and behavior of matter, the transfer of energy, and the interaction of matter and energy.
  • Plans and conducts research into phases of physical phenomena, develops theories and laws on basis of observation and experiments, and devises methods to apply laws and theories of physics to industry, medicine, and other fields.
Physicist PhD Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Physicists

Job family population: 16,710

Estimated population of Physicist PhD jobs: 2,366

Rate of error: 4.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$148,708
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Physicist PhD Job Listings for United States

Board Certified Medical Physicist
May 29
Charlotte, NC, USA
Odell Medical Search
Must have have an MS or PhD degree in Medical Physics or a closely related field and be Board Certified by the ABR * Must be board Certified Medical Physicist keywords: Board Certified Medical ...
Full Time Opportunities for PhD Students or Recent Graduates: Data & Applied Sciences
Jul 6
Redmond, WA, USA
Microsoft
Currently has or is in the process of obtaining their PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Applied Sciences like Biostatistics, Physics, Chemistry, Computational ...
Physics Instructor
Jul 14
Wayne, PA, USA
Valley Forge Military Academy & College
Master's degree in Physics or related field of study required ... PhD preferred. All degrees must be from regionally accredited institutes * Three to five years of ...
PHYSICS Tutors Needed
Jun 14
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Vogel Prep Tutors
We are looking for someone that can do Calculus and Physics. ... MASTERS DEGREE OR PhD REQUIRED . Special Education background a plus. Teen (> 2 yrs.) classroom ...
Lead Ultrasound Engineer
Jul 9
Baltimore, MD, USA
Maryland Development Center
MS or PhD Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics or related degree, or equivalent experience. * 5+ years relevant industry experience * Expertise in ultrasound physics, beamforming ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Physicist PhD is $128,277 a year and $62 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Physicist PhD is between $88,870 and $159,731. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Physicist PhD. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Physicist PhD Job Listings for United States

Board Certified Medical Physicist
May 29
Charlotte, NC, USA
Odell Medical Search
Must have have an MS or PhD degree in Medical Physics or a closely related field and be Board Certified by the ABR * Must be board Certified Medical Physicist keywords: Board Certified Medical ...
Full Time Opportunities for PhD Students or Recent Graduates: Data & Applied Sciences
Jul 6
Redmond, WA, USA
Microsoft
Currently has or is in the process of obtaining their PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Applied Sciences like Biostatistics, Physics, Chemistry, Computational ...
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