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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas


Annual Earnings
National 16,680 1.0 $115,870Explore the national job market for Physicists

data source:Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top job markets for Physicists ranked by
concentration (left) and median earnings (right):

Metro areas with populations over 1 million

Metro Area Location Quotient
DC Metro Area 4.7
SF Metro Area 3.6
Hampton Roads, VA 3.3
San Diego, CA 2.2
San Jose, CA 1.6
Metro Area Median Earnings
Cincinnati, OH $164,910
Memphis, TN $161,350
Pittsburgh, PA $154,930
Detroit Metro Area $151,560
Atlanta, GA $146,770

Metro areas with populations of 500,000 to 1 million

Metro Area Location Quotient
Augusta, GA 4.5
Durham, NC 4.4
Dayton, OH 3.3
Knoxville, TN 2.7
Akron, OH 1.8
Metro Area Median Earnings
Greensboro, NC $151,930
Knoxville, TN $111,980
Winston-Salem, NC $108,110
Dayton, OH $107,500
Akron, OH $104,610

Metro areas with populations of 200,000 to 500,000

Metro Area Location Quotient
Boulder, CO 40.4
Lansing, MI 7.2
Charlottesville, VA 4.6
Huntsville, AL 4.5
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 2.6
Metro Area Median Earnings
Huntsville, AL $130,730
Spartanburg, SC $121,500
Ann Arbor, MI $120,640
Trenton, NJ $118,720
Charlottesville, VA $115,410

National - Job Listings

George Mason University - Fairfax,VA
Web Announcement :Assistant Professor, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics / Materials Science (Tenure Track) The George Mason University, Departmen... Full Description

Perspecta - Chantilly,VA
Creativity and flexibility in the application of physics theory is expected as customer portfolio is wide-ranging.... Full Description

Sciolex Corporation - Springfield,VA
Such coursework includes, but is not limited to, Astronomy, Cartography, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dynamics, Electrical Engineering, Geodesy, Geogr... Full Description

Leidos - ASG - Mc Lean,VA
. - Education: Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineer, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or similar field with minimum 4-8 years experie... Full Description

Chesterfield County Public Schools - Ashburn,VA
Please note this is a "continuous recruit position" to build an applicant pool for all schools. As positions are available, all qualified applicants w... Full Description

The Princeton Review - Rockville,MD
The Princeton Review is looking to hire some part-time MCAT Physics instructors in New Jersey!... Full Description

Zenimax Media - Rockville,MD
Bethesda Game Studios is looking for talented Havok Physics Programmers to join our team. ... . * Writes clear, maintainable, highly functional code a... Full Description

Montgomery College - Rockville,MD
We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstra... Full Description

Inova Health System - Falls Church,VA
The Chief Physicist will lead and supervise the physics and dosimetry groups system-wide (locations in Fairfax, Loudon, Fair Oaks, and Alexandria as w... Full Description

Montgomery College - Rockville,MD
Part-time Physics Instructor Summary. ... Duties and Teach physics courses, including discussion and labs, if needed.... Full Description

Job Openings

George Mason University - Fairfax,VA
Perspecta - Chantilly,VA
Sciolex Corporation - Springfield,VA
Leidos - ASG - Mc Lean,VA
Chesterfield County Public Schools - Ashburn,VA
The Princeton Review - Rockville,MD