How much does a Physicist IV make in the United States? The average Physicist IV salary in the United States is $126,744 as of October 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $108,266 and $151,462. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $108,266 10% $91,442 90% $173,967 75% $151,462 $126,744 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Physicist IV

Physicist IV researches subjects such as mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, pneumatics, magnetism, and radiation. Develops laws and theories of physics for their application to specific industries and fields. Being a Physicist IV describes and illustrates observations and conclusions in mathematical terms. Devises procedures for physical testing of materials. Additionally, Physicist IV 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. Physicist IV is a specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. To be a Physicist IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
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City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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