Physicist III Salary in the United States

How much does a Physicist III make in the United States? The average Physicist III salary in the United States is $96,490 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $82,232 and $120,466. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Physicist III 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. Being a Physicist III describes and illustrates observations and conclusions in mathematical terms. Devises procedures for physical testing of materials. Additionally, Physicist III conducts instrumental analyses to determine physical properties of materials. Requires a master's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Physicist III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Physicist III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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97174
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    Physicist II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Physicist III

    4 - 7 years experience
    Master's Degree

  3. Up a level:

    Physicist IV

    7 + years experience
    Master's Degree

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