Information About Biochemists And Biophysicists

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Training

Biochemists and biophysicists need doctoral degree.

Degrees for Biochemists and biophysicists
Training for Biochemists And Biophysicists
Percent
Less than High School 0.1
High School 0.9
Some College 2.6
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 43.2
Masters Degree 30.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 19.8

Employment

Represents about 23,000 people in the United States- 2.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 8,000 more biochemists and biophysicists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 16,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, biochemists and biophysicists make $42.13 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Biochemists and biophysicists $19.60 $26.00 $38.00 $52.60 $70.80
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, biochemists and biophysicists make $87,640 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Biochemists and biophysicists $40,810 $54,230 $79,230 $109,550 $147,320
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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