Average Biochemist Salary

$60,865
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$3,025
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$3,000
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The average salary for a Biochemist is $60,865.
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$43k
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$61k
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$99k
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What Do Biochemists Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Biochemist

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Popular Employer Salaries for Biochemist

The top respondents for the job title Biochemist are from the companies Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., Merck & Co., Inc. and Siemens. Reported salaries are highest at Merck & Co., Inc. where the average pay is $85,000. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. pays the lowest at around $68,250.

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What Are Popular Skills for Biochemists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Biochemists?

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 $50,528 based on 68 salaries. An early career Biochemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,652 based on 147 salaries. A mid-career Biochemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,968 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Biochemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,750 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,309.
Employees with Biochemist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.3% more) and Newark, Delaware (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (9.6% less), San Diego, California (1.6% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 333 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.4%
Early Career
44.1%
Mid Career
16.5%
Experienced
12.9%
Late Career
6.0%