We've discussed this before, physcists aren't the highest paid proffesionals. Well to look at matters more, neither are engineers,programers,technogis or scientests. The average was about 50K for beginners and the highest was 120K fir seniors. WHile higher than the average population not substantial when compared to doctors and lawyers. My question is howcome they make alot more when we study our asses off. I diubt they even have to take calculas. You can spend nearly a decade studying frying your brain and get paid less than somebody that gets to rob people for money. I know you're not supposed to be in physics for the money but when doctors are making 300k something's wrong. And why do they charge so much, does it take that much to keep their job running or their Mercedes? You would think someone with such big ideas and major contributions to the world would get paid alot higher.