Friday, May 19, 2017

Do these San Diego biotech average salaries look a little high to you?

From a San Diego Union-Tribune article, a link to a Biocom (the biotech trade association) report and a listing of average salaries in various sectors of San Diego County biotech. (PDF)

Do these numbers look a little high for an average salary within the sector? Am I missing something? Also, why are the comparable numbers so low for the Los Angeles area? (PDF)

Trade association numbers - always suspect. 

9 comments:

  1. I think one thing that always has to be factored in is the amount of time one is unemployed. So if you make $100,000/ yr, but are unemployed one year for every three, then its really $66,000/ yr.

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    1. May want to recalculate that...

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    2. Maybe he/she means one year out of three.

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    3. Who's unemployed for that long?

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  2. Does it mention how many years of experience that salary is for?

    It seems normal to me considering the high cost of living in San Diego, which I believe is higher than in Los Angeles https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/the-true-cost-of-living-in-san-diego-2015-9

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  3. 42K in San Diego? I hope that is for no degree beyond high school.

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  4. As a grad student at a research institute in La Jolla, we're getting bumped to 33k this fall. I'm hoping these salaries stay at this level or increase...

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  5. Naive question: does "wage" include base salary plus yearly bonuses?

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