How much does a Expert/ Lead Physicist make in the United States? The average Expert/ Lead Physicist salary in the United States is $133,500 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $121,600 and $160,400. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Expert/ Lead Physicist develops laws and theories of physics for their application to specific industries and fields. Researches subjects such as mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, pneumatics, magnetism, and radiation. Being an Expert/ Lead Physicist devises procedures for physical testing of materials. Describes and illustrates observations and conclusions in mathematical terms. In addition, Expert/ Lead Physicist conducts instrumental analyses to determine physical properties of materials. Requires a master's degree. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Being an Expert/ Lead Physicist works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. Works autonomously. Goals are generally communicated in solution or project goal terms. May provide a leadership role for the work group through knowledge in the area of specialization. Working as an Expert/ Lead Physicist typically requires 10+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2020

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