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Biology Schools
In Des Plaines, Illinois

In Des Plaines, there is only one biology school 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 Des Plaines, which encompasses biology training at the biology associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Des Plaines Vs. Illinois Biology Employment

Des Plaines 2,580
Illinois 5,020

Of the 5,020 biology professionals employed in Illinois, 2,580 work in Des Plaines. The number of biology professionals in Des Plaines has shrunk by 11% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for biology professionals in Des Plaines has decreased, overall employment in Des Plaines has increased.

Des Plaines Vs. Illinois Biology employment growth

6,400 6,750 5,090 4,630 5,020
2,890 3,270 2,770 2,460 2,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Des Plaines

Biology VS. All professions salaries in Des Plaines

$54,588 $57,173 $59,368 $61,662 $63,872
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in Des Plaines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Plaines

In Des Plaines, salaries for biology professionals have increased. In 2010 Des Plaines biology professionals earned an average yearly salary of $63,872. Four years earlier in 2006, biology professionals in Des Plaines made an average salary of $54,588 per year. The growth in the salary of biology professionals in Des Plaines is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Des Plaines

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Biology professionals in Des Plaines earn a median salary of $60,160 per year. The 10% of biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $41,498 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 129% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Des Plaines

Biomedical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

Biology schools in Des Plaines


Many of Des Plaines' biology professionals are graduates of the only accredited biology school in the city.

Biology Programs Offered In Des Plaines


Des Plaines' biology school offers one biology degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In Des Plaines


Approximately 14 students graduated from biology courses in 2010.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Des Plaines, Illinois

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