Physics Schools
In Providence, Rhode Island

Physics faculty can choose to work at one of 3 physics schools in Providence. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physics and physics education in Providence, which includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Providence Vs. Rhode Island Physics Employment

Providence 50
Rhode Island 50

Of the 50 physics professionals employed in Rhode Island, 50 work in Providence. Overall employment in Providence has also increased.

Providence Vs. Rhode Island Physics employment growth

40 No data No data No data 50
No data 50 No data No data 50
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Rhode Island
  • Dark Yellow: Providence

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Providence

$100,830 No data No data No data $120,690
$39,780 $41,330 $42,720 $43,600 $44,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Providence
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Providence

Salaries for physics professionals in Providence have increased. In 2010 Providence physics professionals earned an average yearly salary of $120,690. Four years earlier in 2006, physics professionals in Providence made an average salary of $100,830 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Providence.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Providence

10th percentile
$63,850
25th percentile
$99,250
50th percentile
$116,040
75th percentile
$139,040
90th percentile
$162,040

Physics professionals in Providence make a median yearly salary of $116,040. The difference in pay between the physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 154%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $63,850 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $162,040 per year.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Providence

Chemistry
$50,580
Biology
$53,595
Mechanical Engineering
$69,494
Biochemistry
$70,405
Electrical Engineering
$72,910
Math
$81,985
Physics
$120,690

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

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Providence

3

There are 3 accredited physics schools in the city. Many of Providence's physics professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Physics Programs Offered In Providence

associate
0
bachelor
8
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total10

There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in physics offered by Providence's physics schools.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Providence

associate
0
bachelor
26
master
14
doctor
18
Certificate
0
Total58

Approximately 58 students completed physics courses in 2010.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Providence, Rhode Island

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