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Biology Schools
In Des Moines, Iowa

The city of Des Moines has 3 schools where biology faculty can find employment. The trends in Des Moines' biology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes biology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Biology Employment

Des Moines 130
Iowa 3,740

Of the 3,740 biology professionals employed in Iowa, 130 work in Des Moines. As the number of biology professionals in Des Moines has increased, overall employment in Des Moines has also increased.

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Biology employment growth

2,190 2,790 3,230 3,650 3,740
No data No data 620 1,030 130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Des Moines

Biology VS. All professions salaries in Des Moines

$59,600 $57,850 $65,083 $57,022 $50,135
$38,230 $39,530 $40,840 $42,120 $43,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in Des Moines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Moines

In 2010 biology professionals in Des Moines reportedly earned an average salary of $50,135 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for biology professionals in Des Moines was $59,600 per year. The decline in the salary of biology professionals in Des Moines is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Des Moines

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Biology professionals in Des Moines earn a median salary of $47,580 per year. The 10% of biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,100 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $71,665 per year.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Des Moines


Des Moines biology professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Biology schools in Des Moines


There are 3 accredited biology schools in the city. Many of Des Moines' biology professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Biology Programs Offered In Des Moines


Des Moines' biology schools offer 3 biology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In Des Moines


In 2010 approximately 54 students completed biology courses.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Des Moines, Iowa

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