Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?
After graduation, physics graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $110,432, while the bottom 20% make closer to $33,666. The median grad salary is $60,974.
Physics graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in physics is $46,104, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $75,400.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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