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Physics Schools In Idaho

Idaho has 6 accredited physics schools where physics faculty who teach physics classes 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 Idaho, which encompasses physics training at the following levels:


  1. Boise State University

    1910 University Dr, Boise, Idaho 83725

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Idaho State University

    921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho 83209

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Idaho

    875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, Idaho 83844-2282

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Northwest Nazarene University

    623 S. Holly St, Nampa, Idaho 83686-5897

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Brigham Young University-Idaho

    525 S Center, Rexburg, Idaho 83460

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. College of Southern Idaho

    315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Physics Employment

Idaho 70
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Idaho.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Idaho

180 0 80 70 70
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physics professionals is shrinking in Idaho. 110 less physics professionals were working in Idaho in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 61% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of physics professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Idaho

$93,680 $90,070 $112,070 $113,840 $121,040
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Idaho, as the number of physics professionals is declining, the salaries earned by physics professionals are increasing. The mean salary for physics professionals in 2006 was $93,680 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $121,040 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Idaho

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Thus, there was a 23% growth in physics professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of physics, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physics professionals earning 115% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Idaho state.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Idaho

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

In Idaho, 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 Idaho


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited physics schools in Idaho is increasing. In 2006 there were 40 physics graduates from physics courses in Idaho and in 2010 there were 57 graduates.

This represents a 43% increase in the number of physics degree or certificate school graduates in Idaho state. A majority of these graduates, or 47%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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