Best Colleges for Physics

8,457

Graduates Per Year

$48K

Average Salary

#61

Most Popular Major

Salary

Average Salary

$42,752

11% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

113

Food Science

$43,174

114

Physics

$42,752

115

Architectural Technology

$42,138

Salary Over Time

$42,752

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

$48,230

Y6

Common Roles

Engineer

59,000

Software Engineer

65,000

Analyst

54,000

Highest Earning Cohorts

Highest Earning Region

New England

$59,373

Highest Earning State

MA

$59,373

Highest Earning School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

$84,653

SALARY

Enrolling in college is a major investment for most people. It is critical to have confidence you increase your earning potential. Therefore, we hope the following income and job placement facts help you make an intelligent decision when electing your major.

The average Physics major brings home a first year salary of $49,623 a year (top 23%). With experience in their occupations, they ordinarily make something between $26,077 and $89,009, but average approximately $48,230. Just so you know, that is 25% over the American average.

The most popular work title for a Physics graduate is Engineer, which generally make around $59,000; next are Software Engineer and Analyst, which generally earn around $65,000 and $54,000 respectively.

New England has the highest grossing Physics graduates. The best paid state for Physics graduates is MA. The highest earning conference for Physics graduates is New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference.