Physics Schools In Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, there are 19 accredited schools where physics classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physics in the state of Wisconsin, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Beloit College

    700 College St, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-5595

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  2. Carroll University

    100 N East Ave, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186

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  3. Carthage College

    2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140-1994

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  4. Lawrence University

    College Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

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  5. Marquette University

    615 N 11th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

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  6. Medical College of Wisconsin

    8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226-0509

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  7. Ripon College

    300 Seward St, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971-0248

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  8. Saint Norbert College

    100 Grant St, De Pere, Wisconsin 54115-2099

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  9. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

    800 W Main St, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190-1790

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  10. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004

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  11. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    1725 State St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601-9959

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  12. Wisconsin Lutheran College

    8800 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226-4699

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  13. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

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  14. University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53141-2000

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  15. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380

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  16. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413

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  17. University of Wisconsin-Platteville

    1 University Plz, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818-3001

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  18. University of Wisconsin-River Falls

    410 S 3rd St, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022-5001

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  19. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    2100 Main St, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Physics Employment

Wisconsin 210
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Wisconsin state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Wisconsin

390 390 210 230 210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physics professionals is shrinking in Wisconsin. 180 less physics professionals were working in Wisconsin in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physics professionals has shrunk by 46%. 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 Wisconsin

$61,610 $69,900 $0 $97,660 $103,360
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physics professionals is declining, the salaries paid to physics professionals are increasing in Wisconsin. The mean salary for physics professionals in 2006 was $61,610 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $103,360 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Wisconsin

10th percentile
$52,770
25th percentile
$63,620
50th percentile
$90,160
75th percentile
$133,460
90th percentile
$176,760

This represents a 40% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Wisconsin, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physics. The pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 235%

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

Biochemistry
$57,660
Biology
$56,058
Chemistry
$47,582
Electrical Engineering
$64,520
Math
$75,300
Mechanical Engineering
$59,290
Physics
$103,360

In Wisconsin, physics professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Wisconsin

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bachelor
20
master
4
doctor
5
Certificate
0
Total29

The number of students graduating from the 19 accredited physics schools in Wisconsin is increasing. In Wisconsin, there were 156 graduates in 2006. And there were 189 graduates from physics courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Wisconsin by 21%. Most of these graduates, or 69%, earned a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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