Salary for Biochemists and Biophysicists

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Also known as:  Biochemist, Biological Chemist, Biophysicist, Clinical Biochemist, Physical Biochemist helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Professionals in these occupations apply principles of chemistry, physics, math and biology to the study of the chemical composition and physical properties of living cells. They conduct studies which may involve the isolation of specific compounds or chemicals, determine the shape or behavior of molecules within living organisms, identify genetic mutations, and the behavior of hormones, enzymes and other compounds on organism functions. If working in the academic sector, they may assist in the instruction and guided research of graduate and undergraduate students. A doctorate in a related discipine is normally required for this position, although some biochemists and biophysicists may only have their Bachelor's or Master's degrees.

A BioChemist or BioPhysicist will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $52,640 - $169,860 depending on experience. can get wages of one hundred and four thousand eight hundred and ten dollars per year.

obtain the highest pay in Montana, where they get salary pay of close to $165,300. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Wholesale Trade, where they can receive normal pay levels of $120,140.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.38 percent nationwide in that time.


Biochemists and Biophysicists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)