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Physicist Theoretical Salary

$90,200 (USD)

Average Salary

$43/hr

Average Hourly

$2,589

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Physicist Theoretical is $90,200 a year and $43 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Physicist Theoretical is between $63,683 and $111,858. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Physicist Theoretical. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Designs, conceives, and interprets experiments in physics and formulates theories consistent with data obtained: analyzes results of experiments designed to detect and measure previously unobserved physical phenomena.
  • Applies mathematical methods to solution of physical problems.
Physicist Theoretical Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Physicists

Job family population: 17,620

Estimated population of Physicist Theoretical jobs: 2,622

Rate of error: 4.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$104,566
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Physicist Theoretical Job Listings for United States

Assistant Professor (Theoretical Physics)
Sep 20
Lubbock, TX, USA
Texas Tech University
Assistant Professor (Theoretical Physics) Org Level 1: Texas Tech University Position Description: Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by ...
Audience Engagement Editor, Quanta Magazine
Oct 13
New York, NY, USA
Simons Foundation
Our reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, with an emphasis on delivering timely, accurate, in ...
Quantum Research Physicist
Oct 29
Utica, NY, USA
Tallon Recruiting & Staffing
Quantum Research Physicist College Park, Maryland 20742 Location: All work will be on-site in the ... Expertise in quantum information theory, preferred. * Demonstrated ability to communicate ...
Remote Sensing Scientist PhD
Dec 4
Laurel, United States
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Proficient in radiative transfer theory, physics models and statistical signal processing techniques. Experience in leading developmental teams (5 people) and writing proposals/white papers. Special ...
Data Scientist (PhD Physics) for a Fortune 500 Company (PhDs only)
Nov 7
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Nabler
Nabler is offering an opportunity for recent PhD graduates (Only Physics) with strong theoretical foundations and programming skills to break into the relatively new, and constantly growing, field of ...

The average pay for a Physicist Theoretical is $90,200 a year and $43 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Physicist Theoretical is between $63,683 and $111,858. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Physicist Theoretical. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Assistant Professor (Theoretical Physics)
Sep 20
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Assistant Professor (Theoretical Physics) Org Level 1: Texas Tech University Position Description: Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by ...
Audience Engagement Editor, Quanta Magazine
Oct 13
New York, NY, USA
Simons Foundation
Our reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, with an emphasis on delivering timely, accurate, in ...
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