Training Requirements for Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Physics teachers, postsecondary need a doctoral or professional degree.

Degrees for Physics teachers, postsecondary
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 1.3
Some College 2.4
Associates Degree 2.1
Bachelors Degree 16.5
Masters Degree 33.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 43.7

Employment Outlook for Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

This represents about 17,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more physics teachers, postsecondary but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

Typical Income for Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Annual Salaries

On average, physics teachers, postsecondary make $97,520 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physics teachers, postsecondary $45,530 $60,740 $84,570 $119,840 $164,130
Education, training, and library occupations $21,820 $31,830 $48,000 $67,430 $92,890
Postsecondary teachers $31,200 $45,450 $66,500 $99,650 $152,330
Physical sciences teachers, postsecondary $43,690 $58,490 $80,510 $114,110 $158,330
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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