Economic Impact of Health Research

Investment in Research and Development by Funding Source (2010)

Source of R&D Funding

Investment

State Rank

Federal Government

$20,485,000,000

1

Industry

$53,327,000,000

1

Universities

$1,168,000,000

1

Total*

$74,980,000,000

1

*Note that the total does not include estimates for philanthropic funding. Philanthropic funding, including that by voluntary health organizations, is not available on a state by state basis.

Source: National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2014

Population (2013)

California

Residents

State Rank

Population, July 1, 2013

38,332,521

1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Statistics for research-driven health industries (2012)

Industry

Employment

Annual Salary

Pharmaceutical

44,229

$135,190

Medical Device

61,698

$92,088

Research, Testing, and Laboratories

79,514

$115,140

Overall Private Sector

12,629,150

$56,245

Source: Battelle and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation, 2014



United for Medical Research's 2014 study shows that in 2013 NIH invested $3.3 billion in California, supporting 59,277 jobs.


For more information about NIH funding in California, please see the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s fact sheet here.