Physics Schools
In Berkeley, California

In Berkeley, there is only one physics school where physics faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physics in the city of Berkeley, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Physics
  • Masters degree in Physics
  • PhD degree in Physics


Statistics

Professional Trends

Berkeley Vs. California Physics Employment

Berkeley 140
California 2,890

Of the 2,890 physics professionals employed in California, 140 work in Berkeley. The number of physics professionals in Berkeley has shrunk by 7% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Berkeley has increased.

Berkeley Vs. California Physics employment growth

1,800 1,700 2,010 1,880 2,890
150 No data 130 90 140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Berkeley

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Berkeley

$100,480 $100,270 $98,160 $104,010 $128,720
$49,830 $51,220 $53,260 $54,590 $56,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Berkeley
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Berkeley

In Berkeley, salaries for physics professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $128,720 per year was earned by physics professionals in Berkeley. Physics professionals in Berkeley made a yearly average salary of $100,480, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of physics professionals in Berkeley is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Berkeley

10th percentile
$56,630
25th percentile
$79,710
50th percentile
$109,220
75th percentile
$158,550
90th percentile
$207,880

Berkeley physics professionals earn a median yearly salary of $109,220. The difference in pay between the physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 267%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $56,630 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $207,880 per year.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Berkeley

Chemistry
$57,228
Biology
$72,578
Mechanical Engineering
$78,358
Electrical Engineering
$80,440
Biochemistry
$83,447
Math
$94,545
Physics
$128,720

Berkeley physics professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Berkeley

1

There is only one accredited physics school in the city. Many of Berkeley's physics professionals are graduates of this school.

Physics Programs Offered In Berkeley

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
3
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total10

Berkeley's physics schools offer 10 physics degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Berkeley

associate
0
bachelor
85
master
35
doctor
52
Certificate
0
Total172

Approximately 172 students graduated from physics courses in 2010.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Berkeley, California

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