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Chemistry Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

There are 4 chemistry schools in Columbia for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of chemistry and chemistry education in Columbia, which includes chemistry training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Chemistry Employment

Columbia 1,160
South Carolina 4,530

Exactly 1,160 of South Carolina's 4,530 chemistry professionals work in Columbia. There has been a 263% growth in the number of chemistry professionals in Columbia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of chemistry professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Chemistry employment growth

4,840 5,000 5,120 4,400 4,530
320 1,230 1,420 1,250 1,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Chemistry VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$47,823 $44,333 $45,660 $46,855 $46,858
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for chemistry professionals in Columbia have decreased. Columbia chemistry professionals made $46,858 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for chemistry professionals in Columbia was $47,823 per year. The decline in the salary of chemistry professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in Columbia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Columbia chemistry professionals earn a median yearly salary of $45,552. The 10% of chemistry professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,470 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $67,402 per year.

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in Columbia


On average chemistry professional salaries in Columbia are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Chemistry schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's chemistry professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited chemistry schools in the city.

Chemistry Programs Offered In Columbia


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

Student Completed Chemistry Degrees In Columbia


In 2010 approximately 101 students completed chemistry courses.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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