Physicist IV Salary in the United States

How much does a Physicist IV make in the United States? The average Physicist IV salary in the United States is $120,277 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $102,739 and $143,783. 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 IV 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 IV describes and illustrates observations and conclusions in mathematical terms. Devises procedures for physical testing of materials. Additionally, Physicist IV conducts instrumental analyses to determine physical properties of materials. Requires a master's degree. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Physicist IV is a specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. To be a Physicist IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Physicist III

    4 - 7 years experience
    Master's Degree

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    Physicist IV

    7 + years experience
    Master's Degree

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    Physicist V

    10 + years experience
    Master's Degree

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