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

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This figure gives the distribution of employment fields for physics bachelors employed in the private sector, classes 2015 and 2016.


Field of Employment for Physics Masters in the Private Sector

Employment for Physics Masters in the Private Sector

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 for Physics Bachelors

This graph describes the initial employment sectors for physics bachelors degree recipients, classes of 2013 and 2014.


Initial Employment Sectors for US Employed Masters

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This figure shows the distribution of employers for US Employed Physics Masters, classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018.


Typical Starting Salaries for Physics Masters

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This figure describes typical starting salaries for physics masters degree recipients, classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 combined.


Typical Starting Salaries for Physics PhDs

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This graph gives typical starting salaries for Physics PhDs between 2015 and 2016.


Typical Starting Salaries of Physics Bachelors

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This figure describes the typical starting salaries by employment sector of physics bachelors classes of 2015 and 2016 combined


What's a Bachelors Degree Worth?

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