Biochemist Salary (United States)

A Biochemist earns an average salary of $52,251 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Biochemist Total Pay (?
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$32,268 - $87,651
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MEDIAN: $52,250
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Biochemist Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $34.26
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,268 - $87,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,894  
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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$30,347 - $86,400  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $34.26  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $51.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,894  
   
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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$30,347 - $86,400  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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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 33%
New York
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
San Diego
up arrow 6%
National Average
$53,000
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Experience Affects Biochemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%
Experienced
up arrow 41%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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