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Physics Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there are 11 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 Alabama, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:


  1. Alabama A & M University

    4900 Meridian St, Normal, Alabama 35762

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Alabama in Huntsville

    301 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, Alabama 35899

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Alabama State University

    915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Birmingham Southern College

    900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. University of North Alabama

    One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Samford University

    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Tuskegee University

    Kresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088-1920

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Physics Employment

Alabama 220
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Alabama

200 220 220 200 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physics is a growing field in Alabama. 20 more physics professionals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alabama, this field has grown by 10% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for physics professionals which shows a 9% increase in the number of physics professionals working around the nation.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$102,420 $106,080 $106,910 $110,240 $101,980
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of physics professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physics professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for physics professionals in 2006 was $102,420 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $101,980 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Alabama

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90th percentile

This represents a decline in salaries of 0%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of physics, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physics professionals earning 145% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alabama state.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Alabama

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Physics professionals in Alabama earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited physics schools in Alabama is increasing. In Alabama, there were 71 graduates in 2006. And there were 91 graduates from physics courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 28%. A majority of these graduates, or 52%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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