Biochemist Salary

A Biochemist earns an average salary of $55,697 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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$34,322 - $95,582

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$12.04 - $35.05

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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$34,322 - $95,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,238  
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$31,830 - $93,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $35.05  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $53.25  
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$0.00 - $10,238  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,830 - $93,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 94%

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%
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