How much does a Biophysicist make in the United States? The average Biophysicist salary in the United States is $73,769 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $67,174 and $85,453. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Biophysicist Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Biophysicist Salary $61,170 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Biophysicist Salary $67,174 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Biophysicist Salary $73,769 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Biophysicist Salary $85,453 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Biophysicist Salary $96,091 US June 27, 2024
25% $67,174 10% $61,170 90% $96,091 75% $85,453 $73,769 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Biophysicist need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

1.

Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.

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Risk Assessment: Broadly speaking, a risk assessment is the combined effort of: identifying and analyzing potential (future) events that may negatively impact individuals, assets, and/or the environment (i.e. risk analysis); and making judgments "on the tolerability of the risk on the basis of a risk analysis" while considering influencing factors (i.e. risk evaluation).Put in simpler terms, a risk assessment analyzes what can go wrong, how likely it is to happen, what the potential consequences are, and how tolerable the identified risk is. As part of this process, the resulting determination of risk may be expressed in a quantitative or qualitative fashion. The risk assessment is an inherent part of an overall risk management strategy, which attempts to, after a risk assessment, "introduce control measures to eliminate or reduce" any potential risk-related consequences.

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Biochemistry: Applying biochemical principles and methodologies to study and analyze the chemical processes of living organisms.

Analysis 4.76%
Risk Assessment 4.76%
Biochemistry 4.76%
Others 85.72%
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Job Description for Biophysicist

Biophysicist researches living organisms and cells. Develops laws and theories of biophysics for their application to industry. Being a Biophysicist requires a graduate degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Additionally, Biophysicist relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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For Biophysicist, the upper level is Research and Development Associate IV and then progresses to Research and Development Associate V.

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Biophysicist salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Biophysicist, the highest Biophysicist salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Biophysicist salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Biophysicist salary is in Miami, FL, where the Biophysicist salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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