Occupational Employment Statistics


25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 300$92,631.37/yr$52,201.00/yr$65,964.06/yr$83,486.65/yr$120,191.83/yr$149,750.78/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services250N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Central Minnesota N/A$79,841.29/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$83,398.75/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$82,020.62/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$79,848.36/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$73,028.46/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20N/A0.0%
Northwest Minnesota 20$76,975.92/yr-4.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20N/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$83,111.80/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$83,486.65/yr4.5%
Southeast Balance of State 30$84,647.54/yrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 140$110,681.36/yr5.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 150$108,168.61/yrN/A
Minnesota 250$92,033.24/yr4.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 100$88,486.89/yr5.1%
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 390$75,796.83/yr3.9%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 570$100,085.77/yr10.4%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 390$89,982.22/yr2.5%
Astronomers N/AN/AN/A

  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as quantum mechanics, particle physics, and optics.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.