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Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Physicists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Physicists jobs , as of 2016

     
Metro Area Total Employment Annual Mean Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 960 $123,380
Boulder 850 $101,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 480 $87,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 460 $104,910
San Diego-Carlsbad 360 $90,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 200 $136,000
Lansing-East Lansing 180 $74,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 160 $106,590
Durham-Chapel Hill 150 $75,570
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson 150 $121,520

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to physicists

Source : 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Most Popular Industries for
Physicists

These industries represent at least 1% of the total number of people employed in this occupation.

Industry Total Employment Percent Annual Median Salary
Professional And Technical Services 7,550 52% $103,350
Government 3,350 23% $104,320
Education 1,430 9% $77,450
Hospital 860 5% $139,950
Electronics And Computer 390 2% N/A
Utilities 380 2% $91,260
Medical Office 260 1% $132,920
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