Physicist V Salary in the United States

How much does a Physicist V make in the United States? The average Physicist V salary in the United States is $129,950 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $118,591 and $156,076. 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

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Physicist V 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 V describes and illustrates observations and conclusions in mathematical terms. Devises procedures for physical testing of materials. Additionally, Physicist V 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. The Physicist V works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. Works autonomously. Goals are generally communicated in solution or project goal terms. May provide a leadership role for the work group through knowledge in the area of specialization. To be a Physicist V typically requires 10+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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