Typical Starting Salaries for Physics Masters

Classes of 2012, 2013, & 2014


Credit: AIP Statistical Research Center, Focus on Physics Masters: One Year After Degree

Exiting masters are individuals who, upon receiving their master’s degrees, leave their current physics departments.

The graphic represents the middle 50% of reported salaries, i.e., between the 25th and 75th percentiles. Figure does not include salaries for masters holding part-time positions or salaries for respondents who reported starting their employment more than a year prior to earning their master’s degree. The College & University category includes two-year colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and university affiliated research institutes. Data are based on 71 private sector salaries and 19 college and university salaries.

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