Salaries after M.Sc in Biochemistry


M.Sc in Biochemistry is a 2 year post graduate course which mainly deals with the study of chemical processes in living beings. The candidates after the completion of this master’s course have huge opportunities of securing a career. They can work in various biochemicals, biotechnology, diagnostic or pharmaceutical firms. Some of the other employment areas are health centres, clinical laboratories, life science companies, educational institutions, and so on. In these industries, they can work as consultant / technician / medical transcriptionist / scientist / business specialist / faculty member.

Salaries after M.Sc in Biochemistry in Government Organizations

Biochemists can find a job in various government sector firms such as Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corp. Ltd, Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd, Orissa Drugs & Chemicals Ltd, etc. The aspirants in this field can’t expect a huge salary in the starting level itself but will increase with time. At the initial stage, the monthly salary would be around Rs. 10,000 per  month. Within few years itself, it would go up to more than Rs. 50,000/- per month. Also in government firms, the candidates can attend various departmental tests, clearing which one can get promotion to higher positions and hence a hike in salary. Those choosing the teaching field in any of the prominent government institutes of biochemistry can look for a monthly salary of about Rs. 30,000/- to Rs. 40,000/- per month at the initial stage itself.

Salaries after M.Sc in Biochemistry in Private Organizations

There are numerous private firms in India which offers lucrative career options for candidates with M.Sc in Biochemistry degree. They are mainly recruited to the entry level posts in majority of the firms. Here the starting salary would be in the range of around Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 25,000/- per month. Those with experience and good knowledge in the field will be appointed to higher posts and their pay scale in the preliminary stage will be about Rs.1, 00,000/- every month. Various private educational institutes also provide several openings for the Biochemistry graduates which pay them a monthly salary of about Rs. 35,000/- per month.

Remuneration after M.Sc in Biochemistry Abroad

The Biochemistry graduates have good opportunities in various firms abroad. One of the main benefits of securing a job in any of the foreign countries is that the remunerations in the companies abroad will be much higher than that paid in India. In many of the reputed companies abroad, the initial level payment itself would be more or less around Rs.1 lakh per month.



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5 Responses to “Salaries after M.Sc in Biochemistry”

  1. 5

    i am doing msc in biochemistry by correspondence i am 1st year student i want also do a regular course (certificate course or diploma course) by lucknow or delhi university please tell me which type of course i should join to take a good job after completing msc and regular courses i am 30+ please tell what should i do

  2. 4

    i do my final year Msc biochemistry i except a salary above 15,000 ,what type of job wil i get?

  3. 3

    i comleted 1- BSc biotech (entire)
    2-MSc biochemistry
    what i do next for nobel prize

  4. 2
    Sarumathi G:

    completed my MSc Applied Microbiology, at present looking for jobs. what are the chances of getting jobs for Microbiology fresher in aaboard sectors?

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    Sarumathi G:

    completed my MSc Applied Microbiology, at present looking for jobs. what are the chances for a Microbiology fresher in aaboard