How much does a research physicist make?
Research Physicists in America make an average salary of $79,702 per year or $38.32 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $151,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Research Physicists are Professional companies and Technology companies. The best states for high paying Research Physicist jobs are District of Columbia, North Dakota, Alaska, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The typical tenure for a Research Physicist is 4.7 years.