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Physics Schools
In Los Angeles, California

There are 7 physics schools in Los Angeles for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physics academic community in Los Angeles, and the future trends. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Los Angeles Vs. California Physics Employment

Los Angeles 1,000
California 2,890

Exactly 1,000 of California's 2,890 physics professionals work in Los Angeles. Between 2006 and 2010, in Los Angeles, there has been a 156% growth in the number of physics professionals. As the number of physics professionals in Los Angeles has increased, overall employment in Los Angeles has also increased.

Los Angeles Vs. California Physics employment growth

1,800 1,700 2,010 1,880 2,890
390 360 440 440 1,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Los Angeles

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Los Angeles

$101,180 $91,930 $86,220 $93,260 $87,950
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Los Angeles
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Los Angeles

As the number of physics professionals in Los Angeles has grown, salaries for physics professionals have decreased. In 2010 physics professionals in Los Angeles reportedly earned an average salary of $87,950 per year. The average salary for physics professionals in Los Angeles was $101,180 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of physics professionals in Los Angeles is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Los Angeles

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Physics professionals in Los Angeles make a median yearly salary of $85,470. The 10% of physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $50,270 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 172% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Los Angeles

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Physics professional salaries in Los Angeles are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Los Angeles


There are 7 accredited physics schools in the city. Many of Los Angeles' physics professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Physics Programs Offered In Los Angeles


Los Angeles' physics schools offer 19 physics degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Los Angeles


In 2010 approximately 160 students completed physics courses.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Los Angeles, California

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