Other Physical Scientists

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Total Workforce

250k

Average Age

39.8

Estimated Job Growth

6.81%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$85,855

Average Male Salary

$94,970

Average Female Salary

$72,749

About

Other Physical Scientists are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Other Physical Scientists was $85,855 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Other Physical Scientists by wage are Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians, Human resources managers, and Atmospheric & space scientists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Other Physical Scientists are Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA, Centre County PUMA, PA, and Cambridge City PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Other Physical Scientists are Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA, Tompkins County PUMA, NY, and Cambridge City PUMA, MA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Other Physical Scientists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Other Physical Scientists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Other Physical Scientists, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Other Physical Scientists are paid most in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$85,855

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,568

In 2017, Other Physical Scientists earned an average of $85,855, $33,790 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians make somewhat more than Other Physical Scientists while Atmospheric & space scientists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Other Physical Scientists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.39

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Other Physical Scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.39, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Other Physical Scientists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Other Physical Scientists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Other Physical Scientists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Other Physical Scientists.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

250k

2017 Workforce

± 12,268

4.34%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.72%

The number of people employed as Other Physical Scientists has been growing at a rate of 4.34%, from 239,693 people in 2016 to 250,107 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Other Physical Scientists employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Other Physical Scientists at  31.6%, followed by Scientific research & development services with 27.2% and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 7.12%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Other Physical Scientists in the US. The average age of male Other Physical Scientists in the workforce is 41.2 and of female Other Physical Scientists is 37.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Other Physical Scientists is White.

Gender Composition

148k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,425

103k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,861

59% of Other Physical Scientists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Other Physical Scientists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Other Physical Scientists

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

66.1% of Other Physical Scientists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.4% of Other Physical Scientists, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Other Physical Scientists.

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Age by Gender

41.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.839

37.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.854

The median age of Other Physical Scientists is 39.8, and Male employees are generally 3.27 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Other Physical Scientists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Other Physical Scientists is Biology but a relatively high number of Other Physical Scientists hold a major in Physical Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Other Physical Scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other Physical Scientists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Other Physical Scientists need more than the average amount of Science, Programming, and Operations Analysis.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Other Physical Scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Other Physical Scientists are expected to see a growth of 6.81% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.81%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Other Physical Scientists. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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