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Bioengineer Salary

$42,500 - $51,999
20% of jobs
$53,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$52,000 - $61,499
23% of jobs
$61,500 - $70,999
7% of jobs
The average salary is $80,130 a year
$71,000 - $80,499
21% of jobs
$80,500 - $89,999
0% of jobs
$90,000 - $99,499
0% of jobs
$105,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$99,500 - $108,999
9% of jobs
$109,000 - $118,499
6% of jobs
$118,500 - $127,999
0% of jobs
$128,000 - $137,499
1% of jobs
$142,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$137,500 - $147,000
7% of jobs

National Average

$42,500 $80,130 /year $147,000
$39 /hour
$3,542 - $4,333
20% of jobs
$4,458 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$4,333 - $5,125
23% of jobs
$5,125 - $5,917
7% of jobs
The average salary is $6,677 a month
$5,917 - $6,708
21% of jobs
$6,708 - $7,500
0% of jobs
$7,500 - $8,292
0% of jobs
$8,791 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$8,292 - $9,083
9% of jobs
$9,083 - $9,875
6% of jobs
$9,875 - $10,667
0% of jobs
$10,667 - $11,458
1% of jobs
$11,875 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$11,458 - $12,250
7% of jobs

National Average

$3,542 $6,677 /month $12,250
$39 /hour
$817 - $1,000
20% of jobs
$1,028 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$1,000 - $1,183
23% of jobs
$1,183 - $1,365
7% of jobs
The average wage is $1,540 a week
$1,365 - $1,548
21% of jobs
$1,548 - $1,731
0% of jobs
$1,731 - $1,913
0% of jobs
$2,028 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$1,913 - $2,096
9% of jobs
$2,096 - $2,279
6% of jobs
$2,279 - $2,462
0% of jobs
$2,462 - $2,644
1% of jobs
$2,740 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$2,644 - $2,827
7% of jobs

National Average

$817 $1,540 /week $2,827
$39 /hour
$20.43 - $25.00
20% of jobs
$25.72 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$25.00 - $29.57
23% of jobs
$29.57 - $34.13
7% of jobs
The average wage is $38.52 an hour
$34.13 - $38.70
21% of jobs
$38.70 - $43.27
0% of jobs
$43.27 - $47.84
0% of jobs
$50.72 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$47.84 - $52.40
9% of jobs
$52.40 - $56.97
6% of jobs
$56.97 - $61.54
0% of jobs
$61.54 - $66.11
1% of jobs
$68.51 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$66.11 - $70.67
7% of jobs

National Average

$20.43 $39 /hour $70.67
  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $142,500 $11,875 $2,740 $69
75th Percentile $105,500 $8,791 $2,028 $51
Average $80,130 $6,677 $1,540 $39
25th Percentile $53,500 $4,458 $1,028 $26
Bioengineer Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$80,130
$6,677
$1,540
$39
Sterling Heights, MI
Michigan
$77,290
$6,441
$1,486
$37

As of Jan 12, 2021, the average annual pay for a Bioengineer in the United States is $80,130 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $38.52 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,541/week or $6,678/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $147,000 and as low as $42,500, the majority of Bioengineer salaries currently range between $53,500 (25th percentile) to $105,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $142,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Bioengineer varies greatly (by as much as $52,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Bioengineer job market in both Sterling Heights, MI and the surrounding area is very active. A Bioengineer in your area makes on average $77,290 per year, or $2,840 (4%) less than the national average annual salary of $80,130. Michigan ranks number 46 out of 50 states nationwide for Bioengineer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Bioengineer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Bioengineer on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Bioengineer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Bioengineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Jose, CA, with Oakland, CA and Tanaina, AK close behind in the second and third positions. Tanaina, AK beats the national average by $15,574 (19.4%), and San Jose, CA furthers that trend with another $17,073 (21.3%) above the $80,130 average.

Importantly, San Jose, CA has a moderately active Bioengineer job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Bioengineer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 4% between San Jose, CA and Concord, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Bioengineer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Jose, CA$97,204$8,100$1,869$46.73
Oakland, CA$96,098$8,008$1,848$46.20
Tanaina, AK$95,704$7,975$1,840$46.01
Wasilla, AK$95,703$7,975$1,840$46.01
Hayward, CA$94,086$7,840$1,809$45.23
Jackson, WY$93,985$7,832$1,807$45.18
Norwalk, CT$93,738$7,811$1,803$45.07
Seattle, WA$93,437$7,786$1,797$44.92
Vallejo, CA$93,414$7,785$1,796$44.91
Concord, CA$93,216$7,768$1,793$44.82
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.
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