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Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of biochemists and biophysicists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biochemists and biophysicists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Biochemists and Biophysicists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,620
25th Percentile Wage
$73,700
50th Percentile Wage
$102,980
75th Percentile Wage
$141,290
90th Percentile Wage
$190,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biochemists and biophysicists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) biochemists and biophysicists is $190,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $102,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biochemists and biophysicists is $53,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of biochemists and biophysicists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$102,980
14.51% 16.66%
2016
$88,040
0.27% -
2015
$87,800
-1.16% -
2014
$88,820
1.59% -
2013
$87,410
1.82% -
2012
$85,820
- -

Compare Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of biochemists and biophysicists in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for biochemists and biophysicists occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $104,250. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $61,340). For detailed biochemists and biophysicists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$104,250
Scientific Research and Development Services
$103,930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$102,980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$100,780
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$89,410
Testing Laboratories
$77,830
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$77,440
Engineering Services
$74,080
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,340

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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