How much does a Biochemist I make in the United States? The average Biochemist I salary in the United States is $55,744 as of October 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $49,270 and $65,159. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Biochemist I evaluates the physical properties of various living organisms in order to investigate their applications to medicine and other industries. Requires a bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Being a Biochemist I has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Additionally, Biochemist I works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

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