Salary for Biochemists and Biophysicists

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Also known as:  Biochemist, Biological Chemist, Biophysicist, Clinical Biochemist, Physical Biochemist

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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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Wholesale Trade
$120,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$117,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$110,560
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$101,630
Health Care and Social Assistance
$101,610
Manufacturing
$93,590

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$65,700
Public Administration
$82,880
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$88,660
Manufacturing
$93,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$101,610
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$101,630