Physics Schools In Nevada

Physics classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited physics schools in Nevada. The trends in Nevada'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:

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


  1. University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Nevada-Reno

    Reno, Nevada 89557

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Western Nevada College

    2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Nevada Vs. National Physics Employment

Nevada 70
National 16,860

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

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Nevada

0 0 30 60 70
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Nevada, the field of physics is growing. 70 more physics professionals were working in Nevada in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physics has grown by 100% in Nevada. 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 Nevada

$78,750 $74,010 $0 $0 $151,590
$45,390 $46,413 $47,635 $49,555 $51,254
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 Nevada. In 2006 physics professionals made a mean salary of $78,750 per year, and in 2010 they made $151,590 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Nevada

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 48% growth in physics professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 65% 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 Nevada.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Nevada

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

In Nevada, physics professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited physics schools in Nevada is increasing. In 2006, 21 students graduated from physics courses in Nevada. And in 2010, 35 students graduated.

This represents a 67% increase in the number of physics degree or certificate school graduates in Nevada state. A majority of these graduates, or 36%, graduated with an doctor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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