Average Biochemist Salary in South Africa

R179,994
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R10,084
Bonus
R11,478
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The average salary for a Biochemist in South Africa is R179,994.
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ZAR 13k
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ZAR 180k
90%
ZAR 516k
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Salary
R13k - R516k
Bonus
R20 - R208k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R11k
Total Pay
R23k - R619k

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Job Description for Biochemist

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 Skills for Biochemist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Biochemist

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 R157,143 based on 23 salaries. An early career Biochemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R176,874 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Biochemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R306,359 based on 11 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 87 survey responses.
Entry Level
26.4%
Early Career
60.9%
Mid Career
12.6%

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