Many Biotech Salaries in San Francisco Bay Area Lead Nation

New Report Shows Demand for Qualified Life Sciences Professionals Remains Strong

Jun 25, 2013, 14:00 ET from BioSpace

DENVER, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver-based BioSpace, the most comprehensive source for biotech and life sciences news and recruitment, today released its inaugural Bay Area Hiring and Salary Report showing that the San Francisco area leads four of the nation's strongest biotechnology regions in average salary.


Based on an examination of earnings, popular job searches and job posting responses on, the report offers compelling evidence of the Bay Area's hiring strength compared to other sampled areas, including Boston, the Mid-Atlantic and Southern California.

In relation to other U.S. regions, Bay Area employers offer higher pay for many key job roles including analyst, engineer and manager. Coming in at an average $76,763 for all roles surveyed, the Bay Area leads runner-up Boston ($72,792) by nearly $4,000. The Mid-Atlantic comes in at $70,193 followed by Southern California at $67,973.

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"The Bay Area remains one of the most active regions for life-science employment," said Emily Chereck, life sciences product manager at onTargetjobs, the parent company of BioSpace. "Any Bay Area job candidates interested in salary and hiring trends will benefit from reviewing the data we've researched and outlined in this report."

BioSpace sponsors the annual Biotech Bay branding and promotional campaign highlighting the Bay Area and Northern California's life sciences community. The campaign's centerpiece is the Biotech Bay Hotbed Map, showcasing the region's leading employers for qualified job seekers online, in print and at trade shows and BioSpace Career Fairs. Visit to learn more and sign up for next year's campaign.

The Bay Area Hiring and Salary Report reveals key trends for the most sought-after jobs, including Clinical Research, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Research Associates, and more. Download it here.

About BioSpace:, based in Denver, is the largest online source for biotech and life sciences jobs, recruitment solutions and news. For 25 years, BioSpace has helped accelerate recruitment, communication, and discovery among business and scientific leaders within life sciences. A subsidiary of onTargetjobs Inc., BioSpace powers, an information and recruitment resource for the medical device and diagnostics industries, as well as, a similar resource for clinical research markets. For information, call 888-BIOSPACE.