Career Outlook

The DC area is one of the highest paying regions in America for physicists, with a regional average salary of $144,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018).

Top employers for AU undergraduates with a degree in physics

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • NASA
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Peace Corps
  • US Army
  • US Forest Service

See more about Physics alumni career outcomes.