Entry-Level Chemist Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Chemist is $47,883 per year. A skill in Process Improvement is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,013 - $68,865
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,882
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$14.17 - $25.01
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,013 - $68,865  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,040  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,938  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$33,004 - $67,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,602
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $25.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.60 - $35.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,040  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,938  
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).
)
$33,004 - $67,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 636
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Skills That Affect Chemist Salaries

Process Improvement
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Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Chemistry
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$46,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Instrument Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 299 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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