Largest Industrial Employers of PhD Physicists
The industrial employers in both columns account for 45% of PhD physicist members who are employed in the private sector, reside in the US and are a member of at least one of AIP's Member Societies.
Every two years, the AIP Education and Employment Statistics Division surveys a group of members belonging to at least one of the 10 AIP Member Societies and residing in the US. In 1998, 30% of the PhD physicist respondents who work in the private sector came from just nineteen companies.
The next largest group of companies each have nearly the same number of respondents. Almost half of the companies in this second group moved into this list since 1996 and are indicated in italics.
Raytheon, since their acquisition of Hughes and Texas Instruments divisions, employs the most PhD physicists that belong to an AIP member society. Since the time these data were collected, several of these corporations (such as Westinghouse) have undergone major restructuring, including mergers and divestitures.
SOURCE: AIP Membership Sample Survey, 1998
Largest 19 Employers*
|Raytheon Corporation |
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Eastman Kodak Company
Science Applications International Corporation
|Northrop Grumman Corporation |
Rockwell International Corporation
Maxwell Optical Industries
* The above companies employ 30% of industrially-employed PhD physicist members.
Next Group of Large Employers
NEC Research Institute
Symyx Technologies Incorporated
General Electric Company
Phillip Morris, Incorporated
Silicon Valley Group
|Allied Signal Incorporated |
Siemens Medical Systems Incorporated
General Motors Corporation
Fluor Daniel, Incorporated
Ford Motor Company
Corning Glass Works
WebTV Networks Incorporated
Veeco Instruments Corporation
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