Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Biochemists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. Biochemists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $93K.