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How much does a Biochemist make in the United States?

Average Biochemist Hourly Wage in the United States

Biochemists earn a median hourly wage of $39.51. Hourly wages typically start from $21.64 and go up to $76.16.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Biochemist Yearly Salary in the United States

Biochemists earn a median salary of $82,180 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,000 and go up to $158,410.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

71%
Full-Time
29%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
264
RATINGS
Biochemists average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Biochemists in the 57th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Biochemist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Biochemist Earnings

The highest earning Biochemists in the United States earn:

$76.16
an hour
$158,410
per year
Senior Biochemist Earnings

Senior Biochemists in the United States earn:

$56.41
an hour
$117,340
per year
Experienced Biochemist Earnings

Experienced Biochemists in the United States earn:

$39.51
an hour
$82,180
per year
Junior Biochemist Earnings

Junior Biochemists in the United States earn:

$28.19
an hour
$58,630
per year
Starting Biochemist Earnings

Starting Biochemists in the United States earn:

$21.64
an hour
$45,000
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Biochemist salary comparison

Biochemists earn more than 75% percent of Science careers. Biochemist salaries are in the top 77% of all careers in the United States.

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Source:

Historical salary for Biochemists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Biochemist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Biochemist Salary in Virginia $41.04 $85,360 # 1
Biochemist Salary in Texas $37.18 $77,340 # 2
Biochemist Salary in Washington $34.96 $72,720 # 3
Biochemist Salary in Wisconsin $29.79 $61,960 # 4
Biochemist Salary in Tennessee $25.55 $53,140 # 5
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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