Physicists in North Carolina
Considering a career as a Physicist in North Carolina?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Physicists in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physicists in North Carolina is growing faster than average.
Physicists in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physicists Work in North Carolina?
In 2018, there were 330 Physicists working in the state.
There were 440 Physicists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 220 Physicists working in it, which means North Carolina has more Physicists than average.
Job Projections for North Carolina
Jobs for Physicists in this state are growing at a rate of 17.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.5%.
North Carolina Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 460 jobs for North Carolina Physicists in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 1,700 annual jobs and 20,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physicists Make in North Carolina?
In 2018 wages for Physicists ranged from $57,140 to $208,000 with $133,650 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.47 to $100. The median hourly rate was $64.26.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $49.8 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $14.46.
The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top North Carolina Metros for Physicists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physicists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Top States for Physicists Employment
View the list below to see where most Physicists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||670||$146,890|
Below are the states where Physicists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$146,890|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
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- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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