Physics Schools
In Fairfax, Virginia

There is only one physics school in Fairfax for faculty to choose from. The trends in Fairfax's physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Fairfax Vs. Virginia Physics Employment

Fairfax 1,170
Virginia 810

Exactly 1,170 of the 810 physics professionals employed in Virginia, work in Fairfax. Between 2006 and 2010, in Fairfax, there has been a 31% growth in the number of physics professionals. As the employment for physics professionals in Fairfax has increased, overall employment in Fairfax has also increased.

Fairfax Vs. Virginia Physics employment growth

720 740 720 810 810
890 900 840 1,060 1,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Fairfax

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Fairfax

$112,530 $114,680 $119,930 $120,670 $122,220
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Fairfax
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Fairfax

In Fairfax, salaries for physics professionals have increased. In 2010 Fairfax physics professionals earned an average yearly salary of $122,220. Four years earlier in 2006, physics professionals in Fairfax made an average salary of $112,530 per year. The growth in the salary of physics professionals in Fairfax is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Fairfax

10th percentile
$80,940
25th percentile
$102,380
50th percentile
$123,130
75th percentile
$152,580
90th percentile
$155,500

Physics professionals in Fairfax make a median yearly salary of $123,130. The 10% of physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $80,940 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $155,500 per year.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Fairfax

Chemistry
$67,567
Biochemistry
$80,410
Electrical Engineering
$80,410
Mechanical Engineering
$82,372
Biology
$86,148
Math
$98,323
Physics
$122,220

Physics professional salaries in Fairfax are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Fairfax

1

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

Physics Programs Offered In Fairfax

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total3

Fairfax's physics schools offer 3 physics degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Fairfax

associate
0
bachelor
11
master
5
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total17

Approximately 17 students completed physics courses in 2010.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Fairfax, Virginia

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