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What is the average salary in the field of biochemical engineering?

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As of 2014, biochemical engineers in the United States earn an average salary of $94,310. Pay ranges from $49,140 to $144,000. Salaries are highest in the District of Columbia, Alaska, Maryland, Alabama and Virginia and lowest in Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota and Puerto Rico.

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Biochemical engineers are responsible for researching, developing, documenting and producing new chemical products, including paints, oils, plastics, resins, papers, cleaning products, perfumes and cosmetics. The field requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree and biochemical engineers need continuing education on safety and recent scientific developments. Positions in research and development and with government health agencies may require a master's or doctoral degree. Most biochemical engineers work in manufacturing or in research facilities.

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