Average Biochemist Salary in South Africa

R209,928
Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
10%
ZAR 23k
MEDIAN
ZAR 210k
90%
ZAR 740k

The average salary for a Biochemist is R209,928

Base Salary
R23k - R740k
Bonus
R5k - R147k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R11k
Total Pay
R26k - R747k
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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.
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FAQs About Biochemists

What is the highest pay for Biochemists?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Biochemist is ZAR 740k / year

What is the lowest pay for Biochemists?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Biochemist is ZAR 23k / year

How can Biochemists increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Biochemist is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Biochemist that oversees more junior Biochemists, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.