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Biology Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

Biology faculty can choose to work at one of 3 biology schools in Tacoma. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the biology academic community in Tacoma, and the future trends. Academia in biology includes biology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Biology Employment

Tacoma 460
Washington 11,540

Of the 11,540 biology professionals employed in Washington State, 460 work in Tacoma. Between 2006 and 2010, in Tacoma, there has been a 119% growth in the number of biology professionals. Overall employment in Tacoma has also increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Biology employment growth

10,950 11,310 11,540 11,340 11,540
210 210 330 390 460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Biology VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$49,595 $52,385 $51,305 $52,360 $53,247
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

Salaries for biology professionals in Tacoma have increased. In 2010 Tacoma biology professionals earned an average yearly salary of $53,247. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for biology professionals in Tacoma was $49,595 per year. The growth in the salary of biology professionals in Tacoma is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Tacoma

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Biology professionals in Tacoma earn a median salary of $49,710 per year. The 10% of biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,713 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 130% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Tacoma


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

Educational Trends

Biology schools in Tacoma


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

Biology Programs Offered In Tacoma


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in biology offered by Tacoma's biology schools.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In Tacoma


In 2010 approximately 109 students graduated from biology courses.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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