Biochemist Salary in the US

$67,751
per year
per month
$5,650
per month
per year

Biochemist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Biochemist is $67,751 per year ($5,650 per month), which is $14,261 (+27%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Biochemist can expect an average starting salary of $48,510. The highest salaries can exceed $180,000.
$48,510
Low
$67,751
Average salary
$180,000
High
$4,040
Low
$5,650
Average salary
$15,000
High

Biochemistry Salary Range

Low
$48,510
Average salary
$67,751
Experienced
$93,700
High
$180,000
Low
$4,040
Average salary
$5,650
Experienced
$7,810
High
$15,000
Among Biochemists / Biophysicists in the US, new graduates with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced professionals with a doctorate (Ph.D.), Clinical Biochemists or Biochemists serving in the Army or in the Navy enjoy the highest salaries.

Biochemist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
US Army Biochemist$106K/year
+57% 
Biochemist, PhD$83K/year
+23% 
Clinical Biochemist$73K/year
+8% 
Biochemist, bachelor's degree$53K/year
 -22%

Biochemist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Biochemist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $50,000 per year. A mid career Biochemist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $66,000, while an experienced Biochemist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $93,000. Biochemists / Biophysicists with more than 20 years of experience earn $100,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Biochemist

Late Career▲ +48%
Experienced▲ +37%
Average Salary$67,751/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -26%

Gender Breakdown

Female
61%
Male
39%

Biochemist - Jobs by Location

Biochemist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Biochemist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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