Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Biochemist is $57,391
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Biochemists?
An early career Biochemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,981 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Biochemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 3 salaries.
What Do Biochemists Do?
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.
Biochemists must be skilled …Read more
- 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.