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Biology Schools
In Santa Cruz, California

The city of Santa Cruz has only one 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 Santa Cruz, which encompasses biology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Santa Cruz Vs. California Biology Employment

Santa Cruz 120
California 33,930

Exactly 120 of California's 33,930 biology professionals work in Santa Cruz. The number of biology professionals in Santa Cruz has shrunk by 45% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of biology professionals in Santa Cruz has decreased, overall employment in Santa Cruz has increased.

Santa Cruz Vs. California Biology employment growth

27,900 28,810 31,390 32,400 33,930
220 160 200 220 120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Cruz

Biology VS. All professions salaries in Santa Cruz

$44,510 $48,155 $49,960 $66,880 $84,525
$41,940 $43,260 $45,230 $45,870 $46,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in Santa Cruz
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Cruz

As the number of biology professionals in Santa Cruz has shrunk, salaries for biology professionals have increased. In 2010 biology professionals in Santa Cruz reportedly earned an average salary of $84,525 per year. The average salary for biology professionals in Santa Cruz was $44,510 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of biology professionals in Santa Cruz is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Santa Cruz

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Biology professionals make a median salary of $84,700 per year in Santa Cruz. The 10% of biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $46,600 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $132,590 per year.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Santa Cruz


Biology professional salaries in Santa Cruz are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Biology schools in Santa Cruz


Many of Santa Cruz's biology professionals are graduates of the only accredited biology school in the city.

Biology Programs Offered In Santa Cruz


There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in biology offered by Santa Cruz's biology schools.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In Santa Cruz


Approximately 408 students completed biology courses in 2010.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Santa Cruz, California

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