Data from the Battelle and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Bioscience Initiatives 2010 report, which was released this week at BIO 2010 in Chicago, Illinois, US, has been used to create the maps.
The first map shows the number of establishments in the drugs and pharmaceuticals’ sector. California has the most establishments, followed by New Jersey, New York and Texas.
A similar, but slightly different, pattern emerges when employment levels are visualised. California and New Jersey again lead the way, this time followed by Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania.
Finally, a map of the average wage in the pharma sector is presented. The average wage in District of Colombia (not shown on map) is far higher that any other region. New Jersey and Connecticut trail District of Colombia, with Mississippi and Arkansas having the lowest pay.
District of Colombia and Puerto Rico are not shown on the maps. Puerto Rico has the third most pharma employees, trailing California and New Jersey. The average wage in District of Colombia, $199,198 (€151,032), is by far the highest, ahead of New Jersey with $129,564.
Full details of the employment levels, average wage and establishments in Puerto Rico and District of Colombia, along with data for the other states, can be found here.