Highest Paying Industries for 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 only60.73126310
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services60.01124830
Local government, including schools and hospitals59.21123150
Engineering Services58.84122380
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services58.8122290
Machinery Manufacturing58.65121990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services58.54121760
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing58.4121460
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 Sciences57.42119440
Scientific Research and Development Services57.4119400
All industries56.39117300
Offices of Other Health Practitioners55.69115830
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners55.69115830
Federal Executive Branch55.22114850
Federal government, including the US Postal Service55.22114850
Waste Management and Remediation Services55.11114620
Manufacturing55.06114530
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services54.76113910
Federal, State, and Local Government53.32110910
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service53.32110910
Testing Laboratories48.08100010
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service47.7899380
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing44.1691850
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing44.1191750
Educational Services, Privately owned41.0985470
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned41.0985470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals40.1483490
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)38.5580190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)38.5580190
State government, including schools and hospitals37.5978180
Educational Services, State government owned37.3577680
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned37.3577680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals33.9670630

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