Entry-Level Chemist Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Chemist is $49,587 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Chemical Process Engineering, and Formulation.

$35,878 - $71,320
$36K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,587
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$14.32 - $25.03
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$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,878 - $71,320  
   
Bonus
$100.17 - $5,978  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,694  
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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$33,066 - $68,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $25.03  
   
Overtime
$19.53 - $36.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.17 - $5,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,694  
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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$33,066 - $68,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 533

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Key Stats for Chemist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Chemist Salaries

Project Management
▲36%

Chemical Process Engineering
▲14%

Formulation
▲11%



Process Improvement
▲6%


Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$47,000


Chemistry
▼1%

GMP Compliance
▼4%

Instrument Control
▼6%

HPLC
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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