Average Research Biochemist Salary
$68,000 yearly
$32.81 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$48,000
10 %
$68,000
Median
$95,000
90 %
What Is The Average Research Biochemist Salary?
The average research biochemist salary is $68,235 per year, or $32.81 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $48,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $95,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Delaware, Nevada, Connecticut, California, and Maine provide the highest research biochemist salaries.

Average Research Biochemist Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where research biochemists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Research Biochemist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$54,600
$26.25
Alaska
$79,335
$38.14
Arizona
$75,884
$36.48
Arkansas
$68,053
$32.72
California
$80,309
$38.61
Colorado
$57,148
$27.48
Connecticut
$87,914
$42.27
Delaware
$92,195
$44.32
District of Columbia
$73,144
$35.17
Florida
$62,398
$30.00
Georgia
$58,926
$28.33
Hawaii
$64,710
$31.11
Idaho
$55,486
$26.68
Illinois
$62,809
$30.20
Indiana
$60,609
$29.14
Iowa
$46,512
$22.36
Kansas
$54,261
$26.09
Kentucky
$62,593
$30.09
Louisiana
$48,327
$23.23
Maine
$80,155
$38.54
Maryland
$74,057
$35.60
Massachusetts
$80,073
$38.50
Michigan
$47,611
$22.89
Minnesota
$79,601
$38.27
Mississippi
$50,855
$24.45
Missouri
$43,345
$20.84
Montana
$67,365
$32.39
Nebraska
$51,965
$24.98
Nevada
$90,278
$43.40
New Hampshire
$69,581
$33.45
New Jersey
$79,101
$38.03
New Mexico
$66,967
$32.20
New York
$66,327
$31.89
North Carolina
$76,001
$36.54
North Dakota
$49,835
$23.96
Ohio
$55,882
$26.87
Oklahoma
$59,781
$28.74
Oregon
$69,176
$33.26
Pennsylvania
$73,640
$35.40
Rhode Island
$64,853
$31.18
South Carolina
$54,875
$26.38
South Dakota
$60,266
$28.97
Tennessee
$63,553
$30.55
Texas
$57,919
$27.85
Utah
$58,475
$28.11
Vermont
$61,974
$29.80
Virginia
$70,241
$33.77
Washington
$64,883
$31.19
West Virginia
$58,981
$28.36
Wisconsin
$51,174
$24.60
Wyoming
$62,733
$30.16

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Highest Paying Cities For Research Biochemist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Newark, DE
$92,120
$44.29
San Francisco, CA
$85,887
$41.29
Medford, MA
$79,849
$38.39
Rahway, NJ
$79,211
$38.08
Gaithersburg, MD
$73,745
$35.45
Seattle, WA
$65,462
$31.47

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Average Research Biochemist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $68,200
    $32.81
    +3.2%
    2020
    $66,000
    $31.75
    +1.9%
    2019
    $64,800
    $31.15
    -2.1%
    2018
    $66,200
    $31.81
    +2.8%
    2017
    $64,300
    $30.92
    +0.1%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Avg. salary: $54,767

    A Postdoctoral Scholar is responsible for supporting an educational research group to conduct studies and gather relevant data to support study claims and scientific evidence. They review initial findings, perform field investigations, and interview the target respondents for data and statistical analysis. They also coordinate with the whole team for efficient research methods, ensuring adherence to budget limitations and required timetables. A Postdoctoral Scholar must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, to document reports and discuss results with the research team.
    19,185 Postdoctoral Scholar Jobs
    Fellow

    Avg. salary: $66,381

    A fellow's responsibility will depend on the organization or industry where one belongs. However, most of the time, a fellow's duty will revolve around conducting research and analysis, presiding discussions and attending dialogues, handle lectures while complying with the guidelines or tasks set by supervisors, and assist in various projects and activities. Furthermore, a fellow must adhere to the institution or organization's policies and regulations at all times, meet all the requirements and outputs involved, and coordinate with every person in the workforce.
    4,698 Fellow Jobs
    Doctoral Fellow

    Avg. salary: $48,477

    A doctoral fellow is a physician that has completed studies and receives a fellowship to cover his or her expenses while completing his or her medical dissertation. A doctor fellow undergoes this fellowship to get additional training for their chosen sub-specialty. During the fellowship period, a fellow can act as an attending physician or consultant physician with other physicians' direct supervision in the sub-specialty field.
    12,365 Doctoral Fellow Jobs
    Staff Scientist

    Avg. salary: $85,089

    The primary role of a Staff Scientist is to develop and manage scientific research projects with minimal supervision. They are also responsible for the technical and budgetary aspects of scientific research projects.
    66,803 Staff Scientist Jobs
    Medical Science Liaison

    Avg. salary: $169,199

    A medical science liaison (MSL) is a scientific professional who facilitates a working relationship between healthcare companies and leading physicians, researchers, and clinicians. Also referred to as key opinion leaders (KOL), medical science liaisons represent their company to the decision-makers in the medical community as well as to investors and government regulatory agencies. They analyze clinical trends and monitor the scientific literature for new developments in the medical community. Medical science liaisons also prepare medical samples and data to investigate the causes of chronic diseases, pathogens, and toxicity.
    52,402 Medical Science Liaison Jobs
    Scientist

    Avg. salary: $97,259

    A scientist is responsible for researching and analyzing the nature and complexities of the physical world to identify discoveries that would improve people's lives and ignite scientific knowledge for society. Scientists' duties differ in their different areas of expertise, but all of them must have a broad comprehension of scientific disciplines and methods to support their experiments and investigations. They collect the sample for their research, record findings, create research proposals, and release publications. A scientist must know how to utilize laboratory equipment to support the study and drive results efficiently and accurately.
    43,725 Scientist Jobs

    Research Biochemist Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a research biochemist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Research Biochemists The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Abbott Laboratories and Merck as they offer the highest salaries for research biochemists.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Research Biochemist SalaryResearch Biochemist Salary Range
    1Abbott
    4.9
    $91,102
    $46k
    $99k
    2Merck
    4.8
    $90,680
    $46k
    $99k
    3General Dynamics
    4.8
    $79,026
    $46k
    $99k
    4Aptinyx
    3.8
    $69,581
    $46k
    $99k
    5UC San Diego
    4.5
    $54,009
    $46k
    $99k

    Recently Added Research Biochemist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    AAT Bioquest, Inc.
    Research Biochemist
    Research Biochemist
    Sunnyvale, CA
    10/03/2017
    $85,000
    10/03/2017
    Research Biochemist
    Evanston, IL
    03/16/2017
    $65,062
    03/16/2017
    Environmental Micro Analysis, Inc.
    Analytical Research Biochemist
    Analytical Research Biochemist
    Woodland, CA
    04/05/2016
    $74,152
    04/05/2016
    Research Biochemist
    Evanston, IL
    03/14/2016
    $50,000
    03/14/2016
    Sepax Technologies, Inc.
    Research Biochemist
    Research Biochemist
    Newark, DE
    04/28/2015
    $57,121
    04/28/2015
    Sepax Technologies, Inc.
    Research Biochemist
    Research Biochemist
    Newark, DE
    04/28/2015
    $57,121
    04/28/2015
    Research Biochemist
    Port Arthur, TX
    08/27/2014
    $41,490
    08/27/2014
    Research Biochemist
    Port Arthur, TX
    08/27/2014
    $41,490
    08/27/2014
    W.M. Rice University
    Research Biochemist
    Research Biochemist
    Houston, TX
    08/08/2014
    $45,000
    08/08/2014
    Immunexpress Inc.
    Managing Biochemist Proteomics and Special R&D Pro
    Managing Biochemist Proteomics and Special R&D Pro
    Seattle, WA
    02/17/2014
    $160,000
    02/17/2014

    Average Research Biochemist Salary by Demographic

    Research Biochemist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $72,829
    female-income
    Female Income
    $71,738
    Median Research Biochemist Income by Race
    Black or african american research biochemists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino research biochemists have the lowest average salary at $70,582.
    $74,000
    $73,000
    $72,000
    $71,000
    $70,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$73,113
    White$71,935
    Black or African American$73,432
    Asian$72,355
    Hispanic or Latino$70,582
    Average Research Biochemist Salary by Education Level
    Research biochemists with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $73,979 annually. With a Masters degree, research biochemists earn a median annual income of $71,738 compared to $67,071 for research biochemists with an Bachelors degree.
    $76,000
    $74,000
    $72,000
    $70,000
    $68,000
    $66,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$71,738
    Bachelor's Degree$67,071
    Doctorate Degree$73,979