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Theoretical Physicist Salary

How much does a Theoretical Physicist make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Theoretical Physicist

$88,930 (USD)/yr

$43 (USD)/hr

$2,552 (USD)/yr

$87,773 (USD)/yr

$42 (USD)/hr

$2,552 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories. Excludes “Biochemists and Biophysicists” (19-1021).
The average theoretical physicist salary in United States is $88,930 or an equivalent hourly rate of $43. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,552. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$62,786 (USD)

$110,283 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$103,094 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Theoretical Physicist will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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