Biochemist Salary

The median pay for Biochemists comes out to approximately $59K per year in the United States, but employers in Seattle offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $110K. Biochemists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+11 percent) and Minneapolis (+8 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,998 - $98,614
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$59K
$99K
MEDIAN: $59,150
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$12.26 - $31.51
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$0$98K
Salary $38,998 - $98,614
Bonus $146.81 - $9,753
Profit Sharing $245.00
Total Pay (?
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$32,790 - $94,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 183
Hourly Data $0$112
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $31.51
Overtime $10.75 - $112.00
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $146.81 - $9,753
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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$32,790 - $94,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

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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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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.

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
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Biochemist Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$58,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Biochemist Salaries

Biotechnology
▲33%

Research Analysis
▲16%


National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 7%
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