The average pay for an Entry-Level Chemist is $49,501 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management and Chemical Process Engineering.

$35,850 - $72,456
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,501
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$14.22 - $25.03
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,850 - $72,456  
   
Bonus
$103.32 - $6,049  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,679  
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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$32,977 - $69,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $25.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.85 - $37.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$103.32 - $6,049  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,679  
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).
)
$32,977 - $69,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 505
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Skills That Affect Chemist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 68%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 11%



Process Improvement
up arrow 6%


National Average
$47,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Chemistry
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 4%

Instrument Control
up arrow 6%

HPLC
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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