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Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of biochemists and biophysicists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biochemists and biophysicists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Biochemists and Biophysicists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,640
25th Percentile Wage
$66,870
50th Percentile Wage
$79,210
75th Percentile Wage
$108,510
90th Percentile Wage
$123,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biochemists and biophysicists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $123,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biochemists and biophysicists is $53,640.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,21035.40%33.61%
201551,170-4.12%-
201453,2801.30%-
201352,5900.00%-
201252,590--

Compare Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of biochemists and biophysicists in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $101,670. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $56,890). For detailed biochemists and biophysicists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$101,670
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$79,210
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$72,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$72,190
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,540
State government, including schools and hospitals
$56,890

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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