Biology Schools
In Portland, Oregon

The city of Portland has 9 schools where biology faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in biology in the city of Portland, which encompasses biology training at the following levels:

  • Biology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Statistics

Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Biology Employment

Portland 2,840
Oregon 6,510

Of the 6,510 biology professionals employed in Oregon, 2,840 work in Portland. The number of biology professionals in Portland has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of biology professionals in Portland has increased, overall employment in Portland has also increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Biology employment growth

4,740 4,670 6,190 6,430 6,510
2,500 2,690 3,270 2,950 2,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Biology VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$54,956 $54,878 $57,948 $58,726 $58,812
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

In Portland, salaries for biology professionals have increased. In 2010 biology professionals in Portland reportedly earned an average salary of $58,812 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, biology professionals in Portland made an average salary of $54,956 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Portland.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Portland

10th percentile
$36,012
25th percentile
$44,542
50th percentile
$55,240
75th percentile
$66,514
90th percentile
$85,924

Portland biology professionals earn a median yearly salary of $55,240. The difference in pay between the biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 139%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $36,012 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $85,924 per year.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Portland

Chemistry
$47,165
Biology
$58,812
Biochemistry
$61,810
Biomedical Engineering
$66,460
Physics
$107,730

On average biology professionals in Portland earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Portland.

Educational Trends

Biology schools in Portland

9

Many of Portland's biology professionals are graduates of one of the 9 accredited biology schools in the city.

Biology Programs Offered In Portland

associate
1
bachelor
9
master
3
doctor
4
Certificate
2
Total19

There are a total of 19 degree and certificate programs in biology offered by Portland's biology schools.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In Portland

associate
5
bachelor
380
master
29
doctor
14
Certificate
40
Total468

Approximately 468 students completed biology courses in 2010.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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