Biology Schools
In San Diego, California

There are 6 biology schools in San Diego for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the biology academic community in San Diego, and the future trends. Academia in biology includes biology training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Biology Employment

San Diego 5,220
California 33,930

Of the 33,930 biology professionals employed in California, 5,220 work in San Diego. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Diego, there has been a 40% growth in the number of biology professionals. Overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Biology employment growth

27,900 28,810 31,390 32,400 33,930
3,740 3,440 4,240 5,160 5,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Biology VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$61,550 $60,530 $65,134 $63,370 $66,092
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

As the number of biology professionals in San Diego has grown, salaries for biology professionals have also increased. San Diego biology professionals made $66,092 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for biology professionals in San Diego was $61,550 per year. The growth in the salary of biology professionals in San Diego is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in San Diego

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90th percentile

Biology professionals make a median salary of $60,622 per year in San Diego. The 10% of biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $38,902 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 168% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in San Diego

Biomedical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

Biology schools in San Diego


There are 6 accredited biology schools in the city. Many of San Diego's biology professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Biology Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's biology schools offer 14 biology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 572 students completed biology courses in 2010.

Biology Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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