Other Physical Scientists

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2019 Workforce
324k
Average Age
39.5
Estimated Job Growth
−3.07%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$92,888
Average Male Salary
$100,365
Average Female Salary
$83,303

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 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses. Other Physical Scientists are paid most in Santa Monica City PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Cambridge City PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$92,888
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,281

In 2019, Other Physical Scientists earned an average of $92,888, $37,364 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Mechanical engineers make somewhat more than Other Physical Scientists while Environmental engineers 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

0.378
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Other Physical Scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.378, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

324k
2019 Workforce
± 13,951
13.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.55%

The number of people employed as Other Physical Scientists has been growing at a rate of 13.5%, from 285,086 people in 2018 to 323,567 people in 2019.

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  28.3%, followed by Scientific research & development services with 28.3% and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 8.64%.

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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 40.6 and of female Other Physical Scientists is 38.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Other Physical Scientists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

182k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 10,461
142k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,240

56.2% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

57.1% of Other Physical Scientists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 29.4% of Other Physical Scientists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

40.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.744
38.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.728

The median age of Other Physical Scientists is 39.5, and Male employees are generally 2.39 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Physical Scientists, All Other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Physical Scientists, All Other are expected to see a growth of −3.07% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Physical Scientists, All Other.
−3.07%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Physical Scientists, All Other. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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