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Physicists in Tennessee

Is Tennessee a good place for you to work as a Physicist?

16.7% Jobs Projection
$126,500 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physicists in Tennessee are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physicists in Tennessee is growing faster than average.

  • Physicists in Tennessee earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physicists Work in Tennessee?

440 people worked as Physicists in 2018 in this state.

There were 390 Physicists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physicists in TN Employment Trend

The typical state has 220 Physicists working in it, which means Tennessee has more Physicists than average.

Physicists in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Physicists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.5%.

Job Projections for Physicists: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 280 total jobs in 2026 for Physicists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,700 annual jobs and 20,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physicists Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Physicists ranged from $55,250 to $193,230 with $126,500 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.56 to $92.9. The median hourly rate was $60.82.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $63.6 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $2.78.

The median salary in Tennessee is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Physicists Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee Metros for Physicists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physicists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Knoxville, TN 280 $126,060
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 120 n/a

Top States for Physicists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Physicists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 3,200 $112,980
Maryland 1,950 $125,660
New Mexico 1,770 $148,620
Texas 1,000 $112,420
New York 950 $126,740
Colorado 930 $100,850
Illinois 810 $111,160
Virginia 750 $102,220
District of Columbia 670 $146,890
Michigan 510 $81,650
Washington 500 $103,900
Tennessee 440 $126,500
Ohio 440 $117,870
New Jersey 370 $119,930
Massachusetts 360 $145,570
North Carolina 330 $133,650
Pennsylvania 320 $132,410
Indiana 260 $0
Florida 240 $124,070
South Carolina 200 $104,700

Below are the states where Physicists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma $170,280
Wisconsin $154,070
New Mexico $148,620
District of Columbia $146,890
Massachusetts $145,570
Utah $138,100
North Carolina $133,650
Pennsylvania $132,410
Minnesota $128,110
Louisiana $127,630

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