Biochemist Salary

A Biochemist earns an average salary of $56,496 per year. A skill in Biotechnology is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
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$35,245 - $95,503
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$96K
MEDIAN: $56,496
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$11.63 - $34.26
(Median)
$12
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,245 - $95,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,205  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,912 - $93,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $34.26  
   
Overtime
$18.97 - $53.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$32,912 - $93,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Job Description for Biochemist

A biochemist is a scientist who works with molecules and compounds, often at a cellular level. They study the way that cells across a variety of biological compounds interact, using this information in association with goals such as creating more effective medications, diagnosing diseases and producing healthier food. Biochemists may work for a wide number of employers, such as pharmaceutical companies, research hospitals, universities and food-producing companies.

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Biochemist Tasks

  • Operate laboratory equipment and maintain meticulous notes on usage and protocols.
  • Disseminate findings through reports and professional articles.
  • Research, identify, and synthesize biological macromolecules (proteins, lipids, etc.) through individual and collaborative efforts.
  • Teach and supervise undergraduate students.

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Experience Affects Biochemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 88%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$56,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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