Other Physical Scientists

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Total Workforce
285k
Average Age
39.6
Average Salary
$83,787
Average Male Salary
$93,833
Average Female Salary
$70,909

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 Cambridge City PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$83,787
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,127

In 2018, Other Physical Scientists earned an average of $83,787, $29,899 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Chiropractors make somewhat more than Other Physical Scientists while Operations research analysts 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

0.379
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Other Physical Scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.379, 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

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 by Share

285k
2018 Workforce
± 13,096
14%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.9%

The number of people employed as Other Physical Scientists has been growing at a rate of 14%, from 250,107 people in 2017 to 285,086 people in 2018.

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  32.1%, followed by Scientific research & development services with 28.3% and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 7.06%.

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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 40.5 and of female Other Physical Scientists is 38.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Other Physical Scientists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

160k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,820
125k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,674

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)

57.7% of Other Physical Scientists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 30.9% 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

40.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.78
38.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.803

The median age of Other Physical Scientists is 39.6, and Male employees are generally 2.04 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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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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