Statistical Data

These graphs are produced by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center.  The Statistical Research Center publishes and analyzes data on education and employment in physics.
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Field of Employment for Physics Bachelors in the Private Sector

Field of employment for physics bachelor's in the private sector

This figure gives the distribution of employment fields for physics bachelors employed in the private sector, classes 2011 and 2012.

Field of Employment for Physics Masters in the Private Sector

Physics Masters Private Sector 2012-2014 thumb

This graph gives the distribution of initial employment in the Private Sector for 2012-2014 Physics Masters degree recipients.

Initial Employment Sectors for Physics Bachelors

Initial employment sectors of physics bachelors

This graph describes the initial employment sectors for physics bachelors degree recipients, classes of 2011 and 2012.

Initial Employment Sectors for US Employed Masters

Masters Employers 2012-2014 thumb

This figure shows the distribution of employers for US Employed Physics Masters, classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Typical Starting Salaries for Physics Masters

Masters Salaries 2012-2014 thumb

This figure describes typical starting salaries for physics masters degree recipients, classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014 combined.

Typical Starting Salaries for Physics PhDs

PhD Salary 2013 and 2014 thumb

This graph gives typical starting salaries for Physics PhDs between 2013 and 2014.

Typical Starting Salaries of Physics Bachelors

Physics bachelor salary by sector

This figure describes the typical starting salaries by employment sector, of physics bachelors classes of 2011 and 2012.

What's a Bachelors Degree Worth?


This graph describes typical starting salaries offered to graduating bachelors, by field.