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Best states for a Physicist

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Physicist opportunites vary in different parts of the country.

In order to help you determine the best states for Physicists, we ranked all fifty states from best to worst for Physicists.

In order to help you decide which state is the best for Physicists, we ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia from best to worst for Physicist jobs.

Physics and Public Health are the most common majors for people with jobs as Physicists.

We found that the Midwest is best for Physicists, and the Northeast is the worst.

Saint George is the best city in the country for Physicist jobs, where as New Mexico is the best state in the country.

The 10 Best States in America For Physicists in 2019

  1. New Mexico
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Wisconsin
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Oklahoma
  7. North Carolina
  8. Florida
  9. Arizona
  10. Idaho
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  • (27 jobs)
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  • (10 jobs)
  • (37 jobs)
  • (2 jobs)
  • (19 jobs)
  • (36 jobs)
  • (5 jobs)
  • (7 jobs)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data helped us determine the ranking.

We ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Physicists, to help you with your next career move.

Finally, here is the list of all states from best to worst for Physicist jobs.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Physicists in 2019

1. New Mexico

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
10 $155,630 $85,000 $283,000 2.99
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in New Mexico

2. Massachusetts

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
27 $127,947 $89,000 $182,000 1.45
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in Massachusetts

3. Wisconsin

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
10 $135,325 $90,000 $201,000 0.93
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in Wisconsin

4. District of Columbia

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
10 $128,564 $86,000 $191,000 2.28
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in District of Columbia

5. Pennsylvania

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
37 $114,650 $74,000 $175,000 1.49
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in Pennsylvania

6. Oklahoma

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2 $149,677 $100,000 $223,000 0.41
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in Oklahoma

7. North Carolina

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
19 $116,690 $78,000 $174,000 1.05
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in North Carolina

8. Florida

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
36 $112,177 $84,000 $148,000 1.28
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in Florida

9. Arizona

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5 $132,475 $82,000 $212,000 0.47
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in Arizona

10. Idaho

Total Physicist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7 $97,101 $65,000 $144,000 3.2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physicist Jobs in Idaho

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Physicist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Physicist

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