The median annual wage of biochemists and biophysicists was $79,390 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,050, and the top 10 percent earned more than $142,420.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the most biochemists and biophysicists in May 2010 were:
|Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing||$84,970|
|Research and development in the physical,|
engineering, and life sciences
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state,|
local, and private
Most biochemists and biophysicists work full time and keep regular hours.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition