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Biochemist Salary (United States)

A Biochemist earns an average salary of $54,024 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.
Biochemist Salary (?
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$32,268 - $93,852
(Median)
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54K
72K
94K
MEDIAN: $54,023
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Biochemist Salary (?
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$12.72 - $34.91
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$32,268 - $93,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,128  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $32,500  
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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$30,466 - $91,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $34.91  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $52.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $32,500  
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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$30,466 - $91,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Biochemist

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Biochemist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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San Diego
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St. Louis
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National Average
$54,000
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Experience Affects Biochemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%
Experienced
up arrow 44%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%