Physics Schools
In Madison, Wisconsin

In Madison, there is only one physics school where physics faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physics and physics education in Madison, which includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Madison Vs. Wisconsin Physics Employment

Madison 130
Wisconsin 210

Exactly 130 of Wisconsin's 210 physics professionals work in Madison. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of physics professionals in Madison has shrunk by 54%. As the number of physics professionals in Madison has decreased, overall employment in Madison has increased.

Madison Vs. Wisconsin Physics employment growth

390 390 210 230 210
280 290 No data 130 130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Wisconsin
  • Dark Yellow: Madison

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Madison

$53,000 $56,810 $76,650 $81,940 $81,260
$40,050 $41,360 $42,940 $44,150 $45,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Madison
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Madison

In Madison, salaries for physics professionals have increased. Madison physics professionals made $81,260 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, physics professionals in Madison made an average salary of $53,000 per year. The growth in the salary of physics professionals in Madison is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Madison

10th percentile
$52,170
25th percentile
$60,140
50th percentile
$73,470
75th percentile
$96,340
90th percentile
$116,250

Madison physics professionals earn a median yearly salary of $73,470. The difference in pay between the physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 123%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $52,170 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $116,250 per year.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Madison

Chemistry
$49,337
Biology
$54,606
Biochemistry
$55,210
Mechanical Engineering
$57,290
Electrical Engineering
$64,040
Math
$77,385
Physics
$81,260

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

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Madison

1

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

Physics Programs Offered In Madison

associate
0
bachelor
3
master
2
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total8

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

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Madison

associate
0
bachelor
23
master
11
doctor
21
Certificate
0
Total55

In 2010 approximately 55 students graduated from physics courses.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Madison, Wisconsin

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