Physics Schools In Maine

There are 5 accredited physics schools in Maine for faculty who teach physics classes to choose from. The trends in Maine's physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:

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


  1. Bates College

    2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, Maine 04240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Bowdoin College

    5700 College Station - President's Office, Brunswick, Maine 04011-8448

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Colby College

    4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, Maine 04901-8840

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Maine

    Orono, Maine 04469

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Southern Maine

    96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Physics Employment

Maine 50
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Maine state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Maine

40 50 50 60 50
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physics is a growing field in Maine. In 2010 there were 10 more physics professionals working in Maine than there were in 2006. Thus, in Maine, this field has grown by 25% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of physics professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$90,790 $96,520 $94,790 $101,370 $105,190
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physics professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physics professionals are increasing in Maine. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $90,790 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $105,190 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Maine

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 14% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 111% pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physics in Maine.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Maine

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited physics schools in Maine is increasing. In 2006 there were 41 physics graduates from physics courses in Maine and in 2010 there were 43 graduates.

Thus there was a 5% percent increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Maine. Most of these graduates, or 73%, earned a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Maine

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