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Chemistry Schools
In Santa Cruz, California

The city of Santa Cruz has only one school where chemistry faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of chemistry and chemistry education in Santa Cruz, which includes chemistry training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Santa Cruz Vs. California Chemistry Employment

Santa Cruz 40
California 22,090

Exactly 40 of California's 22,090 chemistry professionals work in Santa Cruz. Overall employment in Santa Cruz has also increased.

Santa Cruz Vs. California Chemistry employment growth

19,550 20,880 22,330 21,750 22,090
No data No data No data No data 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Cruz

Chemistry VS. All professions salaries in Santa Cruz

$55,640 No data No data No data $43,200
$41,940 $43,260 $45,230 $45,870 $46,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry in Santa Cruz
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Cruz

Salaries for chemistry professionals in Santa Cruz have decreased. Santa Cruz chemistry professionals made $43,200 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for chemistry professionals in Santa Cruz was $55,640 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Santa Cruz.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in Santa Cruz

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Chemistry professionals make a median salary of $39,040 per year in Santa Cruz. The 10% of chemistry professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,980 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 153% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in Santa Cruz


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

Educational Trends

Chemistry schools in Santa Cruz


There is only one accredited chemistry school in the city. Many of Santa Cruz's chemistry professionals are graduates of this school.

Chemistry Programs Offered In Santa Cruz


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in chemistry offered by Santa Cruz's chemistry schools.

Student Completed Chemistry Degrees In Santa Cruz


In 2010 approximately 56 students completed chemistry courses.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in Santa Cruz, California

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