The average pay for a Chemist in San Diego, California is $61,343 per year. A skill in Research Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,759 - $100,671
(Median)
$36K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,342
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$14.62 - $23.37
(Median)
$15
$19
$23
MEDIAN: $19.00
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Salary
$35,759 - $100,671  
   
Bonus
$2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$32,195 - $85,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $23.37  
   
Overtime
$30.60  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$2,948  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,195 - $85,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Experience Affects Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Chemist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 18%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 5%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 12%

Product Development
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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