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Biochemists and Biophysicists

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $34.81
Statewide median: $21.49


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Biochemists and Biophysicists *

Area Low Median High
$32.32 $45.90 $64.22
$27.32 $34.81 $46.11
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$27.25 $34.59 $45.60

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 900 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Biochemists and Biophysicists most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 731 new Biochemists and Biophysicists to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Biochemists and Biophysicists
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 30,400 32,300 1,900 6.3%
Minnesota 694 759 65 9.4%
  2016 2026 Number Percent
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 950 1,095 145 15.3%

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