Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. New salaries start at $44K and reach $53K in five to 10 years. Earnings total $61K after one to two decades. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Analytical Chemists earning an average of $61K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.