Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of biochemists and biophysicists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biochemists and biophysicists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Biochemists and Biophysicists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,550
25th Percentile Wage
$54,330
50th Percentile Wage
$71,300
75th Percentile Wage
$102,150
90th Percentile Wage
$153,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biochemists and biophysicists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $153,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biochemists and biophysicists is $38,550.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,300-3.24%-9.61%
201573,610-14.51%-
201484,2907.91%-
201377,620-0.68%-
201278,150--

Compare Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of biochemists and biophysicists in six industries in the health care and social assistance 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 general medical and surgical hospitals industry with an annual salary $92,620. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals) industry (annual salary $65,150). For detailed biochemists and biophysicists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$92,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$89,820
Hospitals - Privately owned
$86,570
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$76,420
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$74,340
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$65,150

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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