Physics Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

In Boston, there are 6 physics schools where physics faculty can find employment. The trends in Boston's physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Physics Employment

Boston 410
Massachusetts 470

Exactly 410 of Massachusetts' 470 physics professionals work in Boston. Between 2006 and 2010, in Boston, there has been a 9% decline in the number of physics professionals. Overall employment in Boston has increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Physics employment growth

510 430 430 370 470
450 360 340 300 410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$102,340 $109,020 $113,300 $113,440 $106,620
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

In Boston, salaries for physics professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $106,620 per year was earned by physics professionals in Boston. Physics professionals in Boston made a yearly average salary of $102,340, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Boston.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Boston

10th percentile
$64,590
25th percentile
$82,030
50th percentile
$102,660
75th percentile
$132,080
90th percentile
$155,490

Physics professionals in Boston make a median yearly salary of $102,660. The 10% of physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $64,590 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 141% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Boston

Chemistry
$60,108
Biology
$67,116
Mechanical Engineering
$74,402
Biochemistry
$81,053
Electrical Engineering
$83,245
Math
$88,723
Physics
$106,620

On average physics professionals in Boston earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Boston.

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Boston

6

Many of Boston's physics professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited physics schools in the city.

Physics Programs Offered In Boston

associate
1
bachelor
6
master
4
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total14

Boston's physics schools offer 14 physics degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Boston

associate
4
bachelor
29
master
22
doctor
22
Certificate
0
Total77

In 2010 approximately 77 students completed physics courses.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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