Physics Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 13 accredited physics schools where physics faculty who teach physics classes can find employment. The trends in Washington State's physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  3. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  4. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  5. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  6. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  7. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  8. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  9. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  10. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  11. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  12. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  13. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Physics Employment

Washington State 780
National 16,860

Approximately 5% of the country's physics professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Washington State

510 490 440 480 780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physics is a growing field in Washington State. In 2010 there were 270 more physics professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physics has grown by 53% in Washington State. This is faster than the trend for physics professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% between 2006 and 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$79,300 $83,740 $88,880 $89,490 $104,540
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of physics professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physics professionals are increasing. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $79,300 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $104,540 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$53,450
25th percentile
$75,640
50th percentile
$105,360
75th percentile
$133,320
90th percentile
$157,260

This represents a growth in salaries of 24%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 194% pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physics in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Washington State

Biochemistry
$65,847
Biology
$62,172
Chemistry
$53,775
Electrical Engineering
$73,485
Math
$81,923
Mechanical Engineering
$73,818
Physics
$104,540

In Washington State, physics professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
0
bachelor
20
master
3
doctor
4
Certificate
1
Total28

As the number of physics professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited physics schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In Washington State, there were 180 graduates in 2006. And there were 185 graduates from physics courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 3% percent increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. 71% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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