Physics Schools
In San Diego, California

The city of San Diego has 6 schools where physics faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physics and physics education in San Diego, which includes physics training at the following levels:

  • Physics Certificate
  • Associates degree in Physics
  • Bachelors degree in Physics
  • Masters degree in Physics


Statistics

Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Physics Employment

San Diego 310
California 2,890

Of the 2,890 physics professionals employed in California, 310 work in San Diego. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Diego, there has been a 3% growth in the number of physics professionals. Overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Physics employment growth

1,800 1,700 2,010 1,880 2,890
300 240 270 210 310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Physics VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$82,810 $93,480 $108,070 $109,390 $110,080
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

As the number of physics professionals in San Diego has grown, salaries for physics professionals have also increased. In 2010 physics professionals in San Diego reportedly earned an average salary of $110,080 per year. Physics professionals in San Diego made a yearly average salary of $82,810, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of physics professionals in San Diego is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in San Diego

10th percentile
$70,070
25th percentile
$89,640
50th percentile
$115,040
75th percentile
$131,160
90th percentile
$157,410

Physics professionals make a median salary of $115,040 per year in San Diego. The 10% of physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $70,070 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $157,410 per year.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in San Diego

Chemistry
$61,215
Biology
$66,092
Mechanical Engineering
$69,594
Biochemistry
$79,403
Electrical Engineering
$81,540
Math
$96,810
Physics
$110,080

San Diego physics professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Physics schools in San Diego

6

Many of San Diego's physics professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited physics schools in the city.

Physics Programs Offered In San Diego

associate
1
bachelor
3
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total6

There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in physics offered by San Diego's physics schools.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In San Diego

associate
4
bachelor
21
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
3
Total32

Approximately 32 students graduated from physics courses in 2010.

Physics Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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