Salary for Biochemical Engineers

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This occupation has now been updated to Bioengineers and Biomedical 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 gets a salary of between $55,360 to $166,050 depending on experience and domain knowledge. get average salaries of one hundred and seven thousand and sixty dollars every year.

can get the best compensation in District of Columbia, where they receive salary pay of close to $139,050. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can get an average job salary of $128,070.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.78 percent nationwide in that time.


Biochemical Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services