Average Biochemist Salary

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The average salary for a Biochemist is $59,414.
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$39k - $97k
$483 - $9k
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$51 - $5k
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$34k - $95k

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Job Description for Biochemist

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Biochemist

The top respondents for the job title Biochemist are from the companies Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., Siemens and Siemens. Reported salaries are highest at Siemens where the average pay is $62,000. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. pays the lowest at around $60,903.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Biochemist. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Staff Scientist
Medical Social Worker
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Biochemist

Skills in Molecular Biology, Protein Purification and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis and Biotechnology.

Pay by Experience Level for Biochemist

An entry-level Biochemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,045 based on 130 salaries. An early career Biochemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,842 based on 176 salaries. A mid-career Biochemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,941 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Biochemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,530 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,000.
Employees with Biochemist in their job title in Indianapolis, Indiana earn an average of 14.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (12.7% more) and San Diego, California (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (8.5% less), Los Angeles, California (7.4% less) and Newark, Delaware (0.1% less).

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