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Biochemists and Biophysicists in Maine

Is Maine a good place for you to work as a Biochemist or Biophysicist?

12.0% Jobs Projection
$71,510 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Biochemists and Biophysicists in Maine are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Biochemists and Biophysicists in Maine is growing faster than average.

  • Biochemists and Biophysicists in Maine earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Biochemists and Biophysicists Work in Maine?

230 people worked as Biochemists and Biophysicists in 2018 in this state.

There were 210 Biochemists and Biophysicists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 330 Biochemists and Biophysicists working in it, which means Maine has fewer Biochemists and Biophysicists than average.

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Job Projections for Maine

Jobs for Biochemists and Biophysicists in this state are growing at a rate of 12.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.4%.

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Maine Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 280 total jobs in 2026 for Biochemists and Biophysicists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,200 annual jobs and 35,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Biochemists and Biophysicists Make in Maine?

In 2018 wages for Biochemists and Biophysicists ranged from $51,130 to $105,650 with $71,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.58 to $50.79. The median hourly rate was $34.38.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.14 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.24.

The median salary in Maine is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Maine Metros for Biochemists and Biophysicists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Biochemists and Biophysicists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-South Portland, ME 220 $70,900

Top States for Biochemists and Biophysicists Employment

View the list below to see where most Biochemists and Biophysicists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New Jersey 6,350 $129,670
California 5,160 $90,450
Massachusetts 4,650 $101,550
Texas 1,380 $77,250
Pennsylvania 1,100 $87,680
Maryland 970 $91,870
New York 870 $56,360
Illinois 690 $99,690
Minnesota 680 $68,530
Tennessee 670 $75,310
Colorado 600 $69,240
Virginia 450 $0
Wisconsin 410 $75,810
North Carolina 390 $84,820
Florida 370 $72,250
Ohio 330 $49,020
Indiana 300 $90,850
Washington 300 $67,730
Delaware 240 $93,400
Connecticut 240 $0

Below are the states where Biochemists and Biophysicists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $129,670
New Hampshire $105,370
Massachusetts $101,550
Illinois $99,690
Delaware $93,400
Maryland $91,870
Indiana $90,850
California $90,450
Arizona $90,210
Pennsylvania $87,680

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