Salary for Postsecondary Physics Teachers

Also known as:  Aerodynamics Professor, Astrophysics Professor, Atomic Physics Professor, Ballistics Professor, Hydrodynamics Professor, Medical Physics Professor, Nuclear Physics Professor, Physical Science Professor, Thermodynamics Professor

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Postsecondary physics teachers work with undergraduate and graduate level students in classroom and laboratory settings. They create and deliver lectures in courses such as Astrophysics or Particle Physics, and develop, assign, and correct exams and homework assignments for their courses. They may conduct research or guide the research and/or internships of students in their field. These teachers must stay current on developments in the field of physics. They are required a minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or a related discipline, although most professionals in the field have their doctorates in Physics or a related field.

A Postsecondary Physics Teacher earns an average salary ranging from $49,340 and $169,240 depending on experience. Physics Teachers can expect an average pay level of one hundred and one thousand two hundred and ninety dollars on an annual basis.

Physics Teachers are compensated the highest in Maryland, where they receive average pay scales of about $136,210. People in this job function are paid most highly in Educational Services, which has job pay of $101,170.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 52.43 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Postsecondary Physics Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$101,170

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$101,170