Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Biochemist make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$76,297 / yrTotal Pay
$71,221 / yrBase Pay
$5,075 / yrAdditional Pay

$76,297

 / yr
$47K$124K
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The estimated total pay for a Biochemist is $76,297 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $71,221 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $5,075 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Biology Salaries with median pay of $72,095, Chemistry Intern Salaries with median pay of $52,377, Research Biochemist Salaries with median pay of $99,078, Biochemistry Salaries with median pay of $80,724.

Top Paying Companies

For a Biochemist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Biochemist in United States. Employers include GSK, Siemens and Siemens Healthineers.

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GSK
GSK
$119,788/yr
4
BD
$101,350/yr
8
$79,409/yr
9
Chemtex
$76,680/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Biochemist in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Biochemist in United States are Manufacturing with a median total pay of $109,788, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $103,767, Healthcare with a median total pay of $103,395, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $82,161, and Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $76,680.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • ManufacturingManufacturing$109,788

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$103,767

    10% Higher than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$103,395

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$82,161

    14% Lower than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$76,680

    22% Lower than other industries

Manufacturing

Top paying companies in Manufacturing for Biochemist are Siemens and BD.

SiemensSiemens$118,227/yr
BDBD$101,350/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

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Biochemist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$2,000

/mo

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
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Biochemist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$24

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1-3 years
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Biochemist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$76,000

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$56K | $20K

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Production Biochemist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$37

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Biochemist

United States of America

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$21

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Biochemist

United States of America

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$24

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Biochemist

United States of America

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Biochemist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Biochemist is $71,221 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Biochemist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 385 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Biochemist employees.

The highest salary for a Biochemist in United States is $114,548 per year.

The lowest salary for a Biochemist in United States is $44,283 per year.

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