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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
$47,380
25th Percentile Wage
$64,830
50th Percentile Wage
$88,040
75th Percentile Wage
$122,450
90th Percentile Wage
$163,430

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 $163,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biochemists and biophysicists is $47,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biochemists and biophysicists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,0400.27%2.52%
201587,800-1.16%-
201488,8201.59%-
201387,4101.82%-
201285,820--

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

The average salaries of biochemists and biophysicists in eight 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 management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry with an annual salary $100,800. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $49,000). For detailed biochemists and biophysicists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$100,800
Scientific Research and Development Services
$88,130
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$88,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$88,040
Testing Laboratories
$70,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$69,850
Engineering Services
$65,010
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$49,000

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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