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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 Massachusetts (average annual salary $107,030). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 5,150
2 Massachusetts
$107,030
$50,250 4,100
3 Connecticut
$105,560
$49,290 270
4 New Hampshire
$99,110
$49,860 80
5 California
$94,570
$53,420 4,480
6 Delaware
$89,830
$38,560 150
7 Oregon
$88,770
$62,710 70
8 Indiana
$85,890
$53,260 260
9 Virginia
$85,360
$53,640 540
10 Pennsylvania
$84,400
$52,300 1,330
11 Illinois
$84,010
$53,550 910
12 Texas
$82,290
$43,880 1,440
13 North Carolina
$80,340
$51,840 370
14 Florida
$79,990
$48,630 580
15 Nebraska
$79,920
$52,300 60
16 West Virginia
$79,900
$60,240 100
17 Maryland
$79,810
$53,350 1,230
18 Utah
$79,010
$50,930 170
19 Georgia
$77,290
$45,510 1,140
20 Wisconsin
$74,620
$46,800 330
21 Missouri
$74,460
$41,180 270
22 Kentucky
$72,360
$52,770 50
23 Colorado
$71,870
$41,660 560
24 Minnesota
$71,870
$45,950 970
25 New York
$71,190
$43,770 1,260
26 Maine
$71,010
$49,390 210
27 Washington
$70,180
$43,400 330
28 Tennessee
$65,150
$37,190 520
29 Arkansas
$64,970
$43,110 50
30 South Carolina
$64,380
$29,450 50
31 Alabama
$62,100
$33,010 30
32 Iowa
$60,880
$38,210 100
33 Kansas
$59,780
$42,400 40
34 Nevada
$59,020
$50,130 70
35 Michigan
$56,670
$39,840 550
36 District of Columbia
$55,910
$41,020 50
37 Arizona
$55,770
$37,330 50
38 Rhode Island
$52,810
$34,530 0
39 Ohio
$51,920
$29,890 350
40 Puerto Rico
$49,170
$41,410 50
41 Vermont
$46,780
$39,880 60
42 Louisiana
$44,830
$32,270 200
43 Idaho
$40,020
$29,400 30
44 Oklahoma
$33,410
$17,030 120

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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