Biopharmaceutical industry employee number by subsector U.S. 2015

This statistic shows the number of employees in the US biopharmaceutical industry as of 2015, sorted by subsector. In that year, some 287 thousand employees in the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry were employed in biopharmaceutical research and development.

Number of employees in the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry by subsector in 2015

SubsectorNumber of employees
Biopharmaceutical R&D287,096
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing294,422
Biopharmaceutical Distribution185,592
Biopharmaceutical Corporate Offices35,757
Total802,867
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Sources

Release date

October 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

“Subsector” is based on the NAICS category assigned to the establishment (i.e., the business location) captured in the BLS data, and is assigned based on the predominant activity at that location. Because all jobs within an establishment are assigned to the establishment’s NAICS, sector-based job counts may over- or under-state job functions to the extent multiple activities occur at a single establishment (e.g., co-located R&D and manufacturing). The total employment estimate is not affected, however.

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