Salary for Biochemical Engineers

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Combining their knowledge of biology, chemistry and engineering, biochemical engineers create solutions for materials, systems and processes that interact with living organisms and biomaterials. These professionals may develop refinement and purification processes for foods, create biofuels, or develop methods for achieving optimal cell growth. The occupation requires a Bachelor's degree, although a fair number of biochemical engineers have doctorate or Master's degrees.

A Biochemical Engineer usually gets a wage somewhere between 64000 - 96000 based on experience and talent. Biochemical Engineers can get an average wage of Eighty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Biochemical Engineers can get the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they can earn job pay of approximately $116420. They receive the best pay in Public Administration, which has wages of $103380.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.55 percent nationwide in that time.
Biochemical Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $103,380
Public Administration $102,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $99,720
Information $90,790
Manufacturing $89,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $88,720
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $67,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $71,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $72,810
Construction $74,750
Retail Trade $75,920
Finance and Insurance $79,140