Chemistry Schools
In San Diego, California

In San Diego, there are 6 chemistry schools where chemistry faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in chemistry in the city of San Diego, which encompasses chemistry training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Chemistry Employment

San Diego 3,580
California 22,090

Of the 22,090 chemistry professionals employed in California, 3,580 work in San Diego. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of chemistry professionals in San Diego has grown by 7%. As the number of chemistry professionals in San Diego has increased, overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Chemistry employment growth

19,550 20,880 22,330 21,750 22,090
3,360 2,720 2,990 3,290 3,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Chemistry VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$54,503 $57,068 $60,420 $60,460 $61,215
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

Salaries for chemistry professionals in San Diego have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $61,215 per year was earned by chemistry professionals in San Diego. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for chemistry professionals in San Diego was $54,503 per year. The growth in the salary of chemistry professionals in San Diego is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in San Diego

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Chemistry professionals in San Diego make a median yearly salary of $57,845. The 10% of chemistry professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $37,665 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $88,625 per year.

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in San Diego


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

Educational Trends

Chemistry schools in San Diego


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

Chemistry Programs Offered In San Diego


There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in chemistry offered by San Diego's chemistry schools.

Student Completed Chemistry Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 77 students completed chemistry courses in 2010.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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