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Want to work in New York as a Physical Scientist? Read this first!

10.1% Jobs Projection
$97,370 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physical Scientists in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physical Scientists in New York is growing faster than average.

  • Physical Scientists in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physical Scientists Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 900 Physical Scientists working in the state.

There were 960 Physical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physical Scientists in NY Employment Trend

The typical state has 290 Physical Scientists working in it, which means New York has more Physical Scientists than average.

Physical Scientists in NY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Physical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.8%.

Job Projections for Physical Scientists: Nation vs. NY

New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 110 annual job openings, and a total of 1,310 jobs for New York Physical Scientists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,000 annual jobs and 25,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physical Scientists Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Physical Scientists ranged from $64,050 to $152,040 with $97,370 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.79 to $73.1. The median hourly rate was $46.81.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $45.39 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.42.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Physical Scientists Earnings: NY vs. National Average

Top New York Metros for Physical Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physical Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 610 $103,260
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 560 $90,980

Top States for Physical Scientists Employment

View the list below to see where most Physical Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 2,170 $113,020
Maryland 1,690 $127,850
Virginia 1,600 $125,470
Texas 1,310 $86,580
New York 900 $97,370
District of Columbia 700 $138,410
New Mexico 620 $127,430
Colorado 560 $113,870
Illinois 550 $105,390
Ohio 550 $104,210
North Carolina 510 $94,930
Florida 510 $80,450
New Jersey 510 $93,660
Massachusetts 350 $113,360
Georgia 320 $109,960
Mississippi 320 $88,070
Pennsylvania 310 $113,080
Michigan 300 $98,050
Washington 300 $107,230
Idaho 290 $54,840

Below are the states where Physical Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $138,410
Maryland $127,850
New Mexico $127,430
Virginia $125,470
South Carolina $120,310
Connecticut $119,580
Rhode Island $117,400
Colorado $113,870
Massachusetts $113,360
Alabama $113,220

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