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Biology Schools
In Seattle, Washington

The city of Seattle has 4 schools 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 Seattle, which encompasses biology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Biology Employment

Seattle 5,330
Washington 11,540

Of the 11,540 biology professionals employed in Washington State, 5,330 work in Seattle. The number of biology professionals in Seattle has grown by 24% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of biology professionals in Seattle has increased, overall employment in Seattle has also increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Biology employment growth

10,950 11,310 11,540 11,340 11,540
4,310 4,580 5,040 5,130 5,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Biology VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$60,536 $63,280 $62,162 $61,942 $63,776
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

As the number of biology professionals in Seattle has grown, salaries for biology professionals have also increased. In 2010 biology professionals in Seattle reportedly earned an average salary of $63,776 per year. The average salary for biology professionals in Seattle was $60,536 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of biology professionals in Seattle is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Seattle

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90th percentile

Biology professionals in Seattle make a median yearly salary of $59,528. The difference in pay between the biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 131%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $41,390 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $95,806 per year.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Seattle

Biomedical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

Biology schools in Seattle


Many of Seattle's biology professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited biology schools in the city.

Biology Programs Offered In Seattle


Seattle's biology schools offer 19 biology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In Seattle


Approximately 561 students completed biology courses in 2010.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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