Becoming an Analytical Research Chemist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Western Governors University is a US school (accredited) offering chemistry courses to train individuals to become top-notch chemists, biochemists, analytical research chemists, chemistry professors, chemistry instructors, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 22,860 people employed as biochemists and biophysicists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $88,550. Colleges and universities like Western Governors University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Analytical Research Chemist Salary Information

Category: Biochemists and biophysicists

Total # Employed in the US 22,860
Average Hourly Wage: $42.57/hr
Hourly Wage Range
$21.63 $28.82 $39.61 $51.93 $66.74
Average Yearly Salary $88,550
Yearly Salary Range
$44,990 $59,950 $82,390 $108,010 $138,820
Employment Demographics
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.1% 0.9% 2.6% 3.3% 43.2% 30.2% 19.8%
Biochemists and biophysicists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Utah $50.64/hr $105,320
Florida $48.21/hr $100,270
North Dakota $46.25/hr $96,190
Missouri $45.88/hr $95,420
Delaware $45.5/hr $94,640
District of Columbia $45.21/hr $94,030
Kentucky $45.04/hr $93,680
Idaho $44.18/hr $91,900
Montana $44/hr $91,510
Connecticut $43.05/hr $89,540
Colorado $43.01/hr $89,460
Kansas $42.4/hr $88,190
Oklahoma $42.02/hr $87,400
Wisconsin $41.63/hr $86,580
Wyoming $40.95/hr $85,180
Louisiana $40.89/hr $85,050
Guam $40.65/hr $84,550
Mississippi $40.19/hr $83,590
Oregon $38.79/hr $80,680
Washington $36.62/hr $76,170
Hawaii $36.59/hr $76,120
Indiana $35.79/hr $74,450
New Mexico $34.53/hr $71,830
South Carolina $33.07/hr $68,780
Alabama $31.19/hr $64,870
Nebraska $28.62/hr $59,530
New Hampshire $26.8/hr $55,750
Arkansas $25.68/hr $53,410
Tennessee $24.71/hr $51,400
Massachusetts $24.34/hr $50,630

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