An average Chemist in Houston can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. Men working as Houston Chemists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Women make up a slight majority of Chemists in Houston (50 percent) survey respondents. Most Chemists in Houston, Texas report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $59,097
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Bonus
$507 - $19,727  
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$38,604 - $108,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $29.38  
   
Overtime
$30.37  
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$507 - $19,727  
   
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$38,604 - $108,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Chemist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Chemists in Houston, Texas, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $56K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $69K. Houston Chemists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $115K on average.

Key Stats for Chemist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 101%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Chemist Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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