$59,113
Avg. Salary
$19.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,586

Bonus

$173

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Biochemist is $19.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Biochemist is $59,113 per year.

$12.55
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$19.59
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$39.60
90%
MEDIAN $19.59
$39k
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50%
$97k
90%
MEDIAN $59,113
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MEDIAN: $59,113
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$0$96K
Salary $38,692 - $96,795
Bonus $494 - $9,274
Profit Sharing $173
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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$33,964 - $95,662
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 319
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $12.55 - $39.60
Overtime $11.92 - $60.40
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $494 - $9,274
Profit Sharing $173
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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$33,964 - $95,662
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Biochemist


For Biochemists, comfortable salaries can be found at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $62K, the highest in the area.

Biochemist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Biochemist

Pay by Experience for a Biochemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Biochemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 172 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biochemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Biochemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 33 salaries. A Biochemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Biochemist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Biochemist Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$58,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Biochemist Salaries

Biotechnology
▲32%

Research Analysis
▲15%


National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 15%