Physics Schools
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh, there are 4 physics schools where physics faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physics in the city of Pittsburgh, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Physics Employment

Pittsburgh 40
Pennsylvania 200

Of the 200 physics professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 40 work in Pittsburgh. As the number of physics professionals in Pittsburgh has increased, overall employment in Pittsburgh has also increased.

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Physics employment growth

150 110 120 120 200
No data No data No data 30 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Pittsburgh

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Pittsburgh

No data No data No data $99,990 $97,530
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Pittsburgh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh physics professionals made $97,530 per year, on average, in 2010. The growth in the salary of physics professionals in Pittsburgh is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Pittsburgh

10th percentile
$48,350
25th percentile
$65,140
50th percentile
$93,170
75th percentile
$129,840
90th percentile
$157,620

Pittsburgh physics professionals earn a median yearly salary of $93,170. The 10% of physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $48,350 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $157,620 per year.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Pittsburgh

Biology
$48,355
Chemistry
$49,263
Math
$61,685
Mechanical Engineering
$62,606
Electrical Engineering
$69,145
Biochemistry
$69,803
Physics
$97,530

Physics professional salaries in Pittsburgh are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Pittsburgh

4

There are 4 accredited physics schools in the city. Many of Pittsburgh's physics professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Physics Programs Offered In Pittsburgh

associate
1
bachelor
4
master
3
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total11

Pittsburgh's physics schools offer 11 physics degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Pittsburgh

associate
1
bachelor
41
master
18
doctor
19
Certificate
0
Total79

Approximately 79 students graduated from physics courses in 2010.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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