Biochemist Salary

The average salary for a Biochemist is $57,438 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Biotechnology, Research Analysis, and Molecular Biology. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$35,776 - $94,178
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MEDIAN: $57,438
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$11.81 - $31.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,776 - $94,178  
   
Bonus
$488.67 - $9,983  
Profit Sharing
$245.00  
Total Pay (?
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$31,713 - $91,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $31.58  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $120.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$488.67 - $9,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.00  
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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$31,713 - $91,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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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

  • Research, identify, and synthesize biological macromolecules (proteins, lipids, etc.) through individual and collaborative efforts.
  • Teach and supervise undergraduate students.
  • Operate laboratory equipment and maintain meticulous notes on usage and protocols.
  • Disseminate findings through reports and professional articles.

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Key Stats for Biochemist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Biochemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲60%

Experienced
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲19%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Biochemist Salaries

Biotechnology
▲42%

Research Analysis
▲24%

Molecular Biology
▲12%

National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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