Physicist I Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Physicist I, Entry Level Physicist

What is the average annual salary for Physicist I?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Physicist I may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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 $60,234 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Physicist I in the United States are expected to make less than $60,234.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $60,234
  • 10%$51,213
  • 25%$55,512
  • 75%$78,899
  • 90%$95,892

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Job Description for Physicist I

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 Physicist I job description

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Categories:  Aerospace and Defense, Science and Research

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation

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