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How much does a Biochemist make in California?

Average Biochemist Hourly Wage in California

Biochemists earn a median hourly wage of $47.91. Hourly wages typically start from $26.10 and go up to $88.99.

Average Biochemist Yearly Salary in California

Biochemists earn a median salary of $99,660 per year. Salaries typically start from $54,290 and go up to $185,100.

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Biochemist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Biochemist Earnings

The highest earning Biochemists in California earn:

$88.99
an hour
$185,100
per year
Senior Biochemist Earnings

Senior Biochemists in California earn:

$63.01
an hour
$131,060
per year
Experienced Biochemist Earnings

Experienced Biochemists in California earn:

$47.91
an hour
$99,660
per year
Junior Biochemist Earnings

Junior Biochemists in California earn:

$35.83
an hour
$74,520
per year
Starting Biochemist Earnings

Starting Biochemists in California earn:

$26.10
an hour
$54,290
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Biochemist salary comparison

Biochemists earn more than 78% percent of Science careers in California. Biochemist salaries are in the top 88% of all careers in California.

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Historical salary for Biochemists in California

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

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