Physics Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Physics faculty can choose to work at one of 5 physics schools in Philadelphia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physics in the city of Philadelphia, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Physics Employment

Philadelphia 0
Pennsylvania 200

As the employment for physics professionals in Philadelphia has decreased, overall employment in Philadelphia has increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Physics employment growth

150 110 120 120 200
No data 50 50 40 No data
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$102,190 $106,800 $115,160 $119,960 $99,590
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

Salaries for physics professionals in Philadelphia have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $99,590 per year was earned by physics professionals in Philadelphia. The average salary for physics professionals in Philadelphia was $102,190 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Philadelphia.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Philadelphia

10th percentile
$57,980
25th percentile
$70,890
50th percentile
$101,850
75th percentile
$113,480
90th percentile
$156,850

Physics professionals in Philadelphia make a median yearly salary of $101,850. The difference in pay between the physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 171%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $57,980 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $156,850 per year.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Chemistry
$56,008
Biology
$65,815
Mechanical Engineering
$70,792
Electrical Engineering
$74,670
Biochemistry
$82,363
Math
$82,995
Physics
$99,590

On average physics professional salaries in Philadelphia are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Philadelphia

5

Many of Philadelphia's physics professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited physics schools in the city.

Physics Programs Offered In Philadelphia

associate
0
bachelor
7
master
3
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total13

There are a total of 13 degree and certificate programs in physics offered by Philadelphia's physics schools.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Philadelphia

associate
0
bachelor
45
master
43
doctor
24
Certificate
0
Total112

Approximately 112 students graduated from physics courses in 2010.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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