Physics Schools
In Portland, Oregon

Physics faculty can choose to work at one of 4 physics schools in Portland. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physics in the city of Portland, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Physics Employment

Portland 0
Oregon 110

As the number of physics professionals in Portland has decreased, overall employment in Portland has increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Physics employment growth

70 80 90 80 110
30 30 60 50 No data
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$143,680 $146,310 $108,720 $109,710 $107,730
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

Salaries for physics professionals in Portland have decreased. Portland physics professionals made $107,730 per year, on average, in 2010. Physics professionals in Portland made a yearly average salary of $143,680, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of physics professionals in Portland is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Portland

10th percentile
$39,430
25th percentile
$77,850
50th percentile
$110,110
75th percentile
$129,230
90th percentile
$148,350

Physics professionals in Portland make a median yearly salary of $110,110. The 10% of physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $39,430 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 276% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Portland

Chemistry
$47,165
Biology
$58,812
Biochemistry
$61,810
Mechanical Engineering
$67,298
Electrical Engineering
$74,725
Math
$76,300
Physics
$107,730

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

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Portland

4

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

Physics Programs Offered In Portland

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total6

Portland's physics schools offer 6 physics degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Portland

associate
0
bachelor
38
master
10
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total50

Approximately 50 students graduated from physics courses in 2010.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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