Physics Schools In Florida

Physics classes faculty can choose to work at one of 16 accredited physics schools in Florida. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physics and physics training in Florida, which includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. University of Central Florida

    4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Eckerd College

    4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-4700

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

    600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

    Tallahassee, Florida 32307

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Florida Atlantic University

    777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Florida Institute of Technology

    150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Florida International University

    11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, Florida 33199

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Florida State University

    222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1037

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. University of Florida

    355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Jacksonville University

    2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. University of Miami

    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. University of North Florida

    1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-2645

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Rollins College

    1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, Florida 32789-4499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of South Florida-Main Campus

    4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, Florida 33620-9951

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. Stetson University

    421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, Florida 32723

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. The University of West Florida

    11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Physics Employment

Florida 300
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Florida.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Florida

330 330 300 270 300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physics is a shrinking field in Florida. There were 30 less physics professionals working in Florida in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physics professionals has shrunk by 9%. This decline is slower than the national trend for physics professionals which shows a 9% increase in the number of physics professionals working around the nation.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Florida

$100,220 $112,630 $116,970 $136,380 $137,470
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to physics professionals are growing in Florida. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $100,220 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $137,470 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Florida

10th percentile
$65,240
25th percentile
$87,000
50th percentile
$118,050
75th percentile
$149,100
90th percentile
$180,150

Thus, physics professionals' salaries grew by 27% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Florida, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physics. The pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 81%

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Florida

Biochemistry
$65,990
Biology
$51,467
Chemistry
$46,358
Electrical Engineering
$65,990
Math
$74,398
Mechanical Engineering
$63,398
Physics
$137,470

Physics professionals in Florida earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Florida

associate
0
bachelor
21
master
12
doctor
12
Certificate
0
Total45

As the number of physics professionals is decreasing in Florida state, the number of students graduating from the 16 accredited physics schools in Florida state is decreasing. In Florida, there were 297 graduates in 2006. And there were 273 graduates from physics courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Florida by 8%. 47% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Florida

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