Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for biochemists and biophysicists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of biochemists and biophysicists among Massachusetts areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Biochemists and Biophysicists in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$149,570
75th Percentile Wage
$119,730
50th Percentile Wage
$94,790
25th Percentile Wage
$63,160
10th Percentile Wage
$47,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biochemists and biophysicists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$71.91
75th Percentile Wage
$57.56
50th Percentile Wage
$45.57
25th Percentile Wage
$30.37
10th Percentile Wage
$22.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for biochemists and biophysicists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $71.91. The median hourly salary is $45.57. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.65.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $94,790 -6.13%
2013 $100,980 3.55%
2012 $97,520 9.34%
2011 $89,190 -2.19%
2010 $91,190 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for biochemists and biophysicists in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.95%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.55%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 9.34% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -2.19%.

Table 4. Average Biochemists and Biophysicists Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Biochemists and Biophysicists
$94,790
Microbiologists
$58,990
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$76,690
Other Biological Scientists
$75,400
Conservation Scientists
$54,250
Foresters
$63,070
Epidemiologists
$78,160

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Biochemists and Biophysicists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of biochemists and biophysicists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biochemists and biophysicists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $87,840 to $104,600. The highest paying area for biochemists and biophysicists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $104,600. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $102,810). The lowest paying area is Framingham with a median annual salary of $87,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$104,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$102,810
Framingham
$87,840

Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary by State

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