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The average biochemist salary in District of Columbia, United States is $113,121 or an hourly rate of $54. This is 14% higher (+$14,207) than the average biochemist salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,975.
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An entry level biochemist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $72,960. On the other end, a senior level biochemist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $135,219.

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Job Description
Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

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