Alternate Job Titles: Entry Level Physicist, Physicist I
How much does a Physicist I make? The median annual Physicist I salary is $62,466, as of April 27, 2017, with a range usually between $57,554-$81,822, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Physicist I in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Physicist I in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Physicist I in the United States is $62,466, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Physicist I in the United States are expected to make less than $62,466.
Source: HR Reported data as of April 27, 2017
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Physicist I that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Physicist I are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of May 2017
Researches subjects such as mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, pneumatics, magnetism, and radiation. Develops laws and theories of physics for their application to specific industries and fields. Describes and illustrates observations and conclusions in mathematical terms. Devises procedures for physical testing of materials. Conducts instrumental analyses to determine physical properties of materials. Requires a bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. View full job description