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Physics Schools
In Washington DC

The city of Washington has 6 schools where physics faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physics academic community in Washington, and the future trends. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Physics Employment

Washington DC 1,170
Washington DC 500

Exactly 1,170 of the 500 physics professionals employed in Washington DC, work in Washington. There has been a 31% growth in the number of physics professionals in Washington between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Washington has also increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Physics employment growth

490 480 450 500 500
890 900 840 1,060 1,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Physics VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$112,530 $114,680 $119,930 $120,670 $122,220
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

Salaries for physics professionals in Washington have increased. In 2010 physics professionals in Washington reportedly earned an average salary of $122,220 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, physics professionals in Washington made an average salary of $112,530 per year. The growth in the salary of physics professionals in Washington is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Washington DC

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

Physics professionals in Washington earn a median salary of $123,130 per year. The difference in pay between the physics professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 92%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $80,940 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $155,500 per year.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Washington physics professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Physics schools in Washington DC


Many of Washington's physics professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited physics schools in the city.

Physics Programs Offered In Washington DC


There are a total of 14 degree and certificate programs in physics offered by Washington's physics schools.

Student Completed Physics Degrees In Washington DC


Approximately 53 students completed physics courses in 2010.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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