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Highest Paying States for Biochemists and Biophysicists

The highest paying states for biochemists and biophysicists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of biochemists and biophysicists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $112,150, New Jersey is the highest paying state for biochemists and biophysicists. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $105,560). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of biochemists and biophysicists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Biochemists and Biophysicists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$112,150
$60,870 3,540
2 Connecticut
$105,560
$49,290 410
3 Delaware
$97,330
$53,330 140
4 Indiana
$97,020
$65,590 240
5 California
$96,160
$49,390 4,960
6 Ohio
$94,520
$46,670 490
7 Illinois
$90,500
$64,390 1,260
8 New Hampshire
$86,260
$56,360 110
9 Massachusetts
$85,640
$43,840 3,850
10 West Virginia
$85,600
$59,860 90
11 Virginia
$85,360
$53,640 500
12 North Carolina
$85,230
$52,680 810
13 Pennsylvania
$81,580
$50,520 1,270
14 Utah
$79,010
$50,930 210
15 Maryland
$78,840
$45,160 1,640
16 Missouri
$78,210
$45,190 1,080
17 Texas
$77,340
$43,820 1,160
18 Michigan
$75,510
$43,850 550
19 Florida
$72,910
$43,120 860
20 Washington
$72,720
$42,800 300
21 Colorado
$72,220
$42,870 430
22 New York
$66,980
$41,940 1,530
23 Minnesota
$66,820
$44,740 1,020
24 Maine
$65,000
$46,070 230
25 Oregon
$64,990
$45,260 140
26 Kentucky
$64,220
$45,910 370
27 Nebraska
$64,210
$41,470 110
28 Iowa
$62,500
$38,220 110
29 Wisconsin
$61,960
$37,750 440
30 Nevada
$59,020
$50,130 70
31 Arizona
$55,770
$37,330 50
32 South Carolina
$55,690
$27,420 50
33 Tennessee
$53,140
$33,850 250
34 Georgia
$48,880
$35,600 1,140
35 Vermont
$46,780
$39,880 60
36 Louisiana
$44,830
$32,270 240
37 Oklahoma
$43,720
$26,640 50

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of biochemists and biophysicists in those states is not available at this time.

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