Biology Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

Biology faculty can choose to work at one of 4 biology schools in Columbia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the biology academic community in Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in biology includes biology training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Statistics

Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Biology Employment

Columbia 220
South Carolina 1,510

Of the 1,510 biology professionals employed in South Carolina, 220 work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 450% growth in the number of biology professionals. As the number of biology professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Biology employment growth

1,080 1,200 1,300 1,340 1,510
40 190 180 270 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Biology VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$45,890 $38,110 $39,920 $45,605 $54,490
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for biology professionals in Columbia have increased. Columbia biology professionals made $54,490 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for biology professionals in Columbia was $45,890 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Columbia

10th percentile
$31,620
25th percentile
$36,150
50th percentile
$45,940
75th percentile
$66,960
90th percentile
$93,060

Biology professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $45,940 per year. The difference in pay between the biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 194%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,620 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $93,060 per year.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Columbia

Chemistry
$46,858
Biology
$54,490
Biochemistry
$89,920

On average biology professional salaries in Columbia are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology schools in Columbia

4

Many of Columbia's biology professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited biology schools in the city.

Biology Programs Offered In Columbia

associate
0
bachelor
5
master
2
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total9

There are a total of 9 degree and certificate programs in biology offered by Columbia's biology schools.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In Columbia

associate
0
bachelor
299
master
5
doctor
12
Certificate
0
Total316

In 2010 approximately 316 students completed biology courses.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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