How much does a theoretical physicist get paid?

I want to be a theoretical physicist but how and how much do they get paid?

Asked By: worried person - 5/27/2007
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Heres an excellent website, and gives detailed info for Virginia at least... More
Answered By: Beach_Bum - 5/27/2007
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They don't get paid much, in theory. In theory, there's not much difference between theory and reality, but in reality, there is.
Answered By: Lorenzo Steed - 5/27/2007
Theoretical physicists, usually are proffessor at Universities, where there is research being done. it is there where they get their salaries.. usually they are very good salaries..
Answered By: JAC - 5/27/2007
Paid like teachers in a school till they get their original work published or win reputed prize. Good luck.
Answered By: SAMI - 5/27/2007
my guess is that most of them get paid from 60-80k. just a guess though. go to im 2 lazy 2 right now my hands are all greasy from pizza
Answered By: Brian - 5/27/2007
Not enough.
Answered By: Regal - 5/27/2007
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