Physics Schools
In Boulder, Colorado

Physics faculty can choose to work at only one physics school in Boulder. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physics academic community in Boulder, and the future trends. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Boulder Vs. Colorado Physics Employment

Boulder 0
Colorado 500

As the number of physics professionals in Boulder has decreased, overall employment in Boulder has also decreased.

Boulder Vs. Colorado Physics employment growth

830 570 460 480 500
540 340 320 330 No data
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Colorado
  • Dark Yellow: Boulder

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Boulder

$86,970 $113,860 No data No data $124,740
$48,930 $50,780 $53,050 $53,640 $53,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Boulder
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boulder

In Boulder, salaries for physics professionals have increased. Boulder physics professionals made $124,740 per year, on average, in 2010. Physics professionals in Boulder made a yearly average salary of $86,970, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Boulder.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Boulder

10th percentile
$68,210
25th percentile
$98,620
50th percentile
$129,370
75th percentile
$155,480
90th percentile
$181,590

Physics professionals in Boulder make a median yearly salary of $129,370. The 10% of physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $68,210 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 166% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Boulder

Biology
$62,257
Mechanical Engineering
$74,258
Chemistry
$76,550
Biochemistry
$76,893
Electrical Engineering
$83,975
Physics
$124,740

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

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Boulder

1

Many of Boulder's physics professionals are graduates of the only accredited physics school in the city.

Physics Programs Offered In Boulder

associate
0
bachelor
2
master
2
doctor
4
Certificate
0
Total8

Boulder's physics schools offer 8 physics degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Boulder

associate
0
bachelor
45
master
25
doctor
40
Certificate
0
Total110

In 2010 approximately 110 students graduated from physics courses.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Boulder, Colorado

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