Biochemist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Biochemist is $52,734 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Biochemist Total Pay (?
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$32,744 - $86,209
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MEDIAN: $52,734
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Biochemist Total Pay (?
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$11.92 - $34.14
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$32,744 - $86,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,842  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,000  
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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$30,304 - $85,085  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $34.14  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $51.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,842  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,000  
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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$30,304 - $85,085  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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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

St. Louis
up arrow 28%
Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
New York
up arrow 7%
San Diego
up arrow 5%
National Average
$53,000
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Experience Affects Biochemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%
Experienced
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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