Highest Paying Industries for Astronomers and Physicists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned82.55171700
Hospitals, Privately owned82.28171140
Offices of Physicians81.87170290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)81.86170270
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)81.32169140
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)80.78168030
Ambulatory Health Care Services79.89166170
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned79.28164900
Hospitals, Local government owned78.31162890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned78.31162890
Outpatient Care Centers78.04162330
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)76.43158970
Computer Systems Design and Related Services67.97141380
Mining66.45138210
Administrative and Support Services66.37138050
Employment Services66.37138050
Oil and Gas Extraction66.11137510
Hospitals, State government owned65.66136580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services65.41136050
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing61.77128480
All industries, private ownership only60.05124910
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services60.01124830
Local government, including schools and hospitals58.84122390
Engineering Services58.84122380
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services58.8122290
Machinery Manufacturing58.65121990
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing58.4121460
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services58.27121200
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing58.13120910
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing57.99120630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing57.9120430
Utilities57.77120170
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution57.77120170
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences57.18118940
Scientific Research and Development Services57.17118900
Federal Executive Branch56.37117250
Federal government, including the US Postal Service56.37117250
All industries55.95116380
Offices of Other Health Practitioners55.69115830
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners55.69115830
Waste Management and Remediation Services55.11114620
Manufacturing55.06114530
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services54.76113910
Federal, State, and Local Government54.41113180
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service54.41113180
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service48.39100660
Testing Laboratories48.08100010
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing44.1691850
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing44.1191750
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned40.8184890
Educational Services, Privately owned40.784660
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals40.1483490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)38.8180730
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)38.7880670
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation38.0179070
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions38.0179070
State government, including schools and hospitals37.9278870
Educational Services, State government owned37.8578730
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned37.8578730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals33.5669800

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