Biochemists And Biophysicists

Training Requirements for Biochemists And Biophysicists

Biochemists and biophysicists need a doctoral or professional degree.

Degrees for Biochemists and biophysicists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 46.4
Masters Degree 31.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 21.7

Employment Outlook for Biochemists And Biophysicists

This represents about 34,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more biochemists and biophysicists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 11,000 more.

Typical Income for Biochemists And Biophysicists

Hourly Income

On average,biochemists and biophysicists make $45.36 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Biochemists and biophysicists $21.64 $28.19 $39.51 $56.41 $76.16
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Biological scientists $19.98 $25.43 $34.56 $46.15 $62.00
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, biochemists and biophysicists make $94,340 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Biochemists and biophysicists $45,000 $58,630 $82,180 $117,340 $158,410
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Biological scientists $41,570 $52,890 $71,890 $95,990 $128,960
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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