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Biochemists and Biophysicists in Massachusetts

Want to work in Massachusetts as a Biochemist or Biophysicist? Read this first!

13.4% Jobs Projection
$101,550 Median Salary
450 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Biochemists and Biophysicists Work in Massachusetts?

There were approximately 4,650 workers employed as Biochemists and Biophysicists in this state in 2018.

There were 4,100 Biochemists and Biophysicists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 550 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Biochemists and Biophysicists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.4%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 450 annual job openings, and a total of 4,920 jobs for Massachusetts Biochemists and Biophysicists in 2026.

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

What do Biochemists and Biophysicists Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Biochemists and Biophysicists ranged from $49,630 to $162,970 with $101,550 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.86 to $78.35. The median hourly rate was $48.82.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $51.46 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $2.64.

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


Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,370 $102,950
Worcester, MA-CT 180 $84,470

Top States for Biochemists and Biophysicists Employment

The table below shows the states 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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