Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Biochemists, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Standard salaries begin at $48K and can reach $60K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $77K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Biochemists pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $88K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 11 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 15 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.