Highest Paying Industries for Physical Scientists, All Other

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction72.35150480
Management of Companies and Enterprises64.03133190
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing58.62121940
Scientific Research and Development Services54.66113690
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences54.66113690
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing52.57109340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services52.36108920
Federal Executive Branch51.3106700
Federal government, including the US Postal Service51.3106700
All industries, private ownership only51.16106420
Federal, State, and Local Government48.18100220
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service48.18100220
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services47.2798310
Wholesale Trade46.9597650
All industries4695670
Engineering Services44.1591830
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution43.4290310
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service43.189650
Computer Systems Design and Related Services42.3288030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services42.2387850
Chemical Manufacturing42.0487440
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods42.0187370
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services41.3886070
Miscellaneous Manufacturing40.3783980
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing40.3783980
Testing Laboratories39.6482460
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.9681030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals37.0477050
Educational Services, Privately owned36.8476630
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned36.8476630
Local government, including schools and hospitals36.7876510
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing35.9274720
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing35.7974450
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals35.674040
State government, including schools and hospitals33.469470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)33.269050
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)33.1869010
Educational Services, State government owned32.6467900
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned32.6467900

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