Chemist in Houston, Texas Salary

Average Houston Chemists make around $58K per year. The majority of Chemists in Houston, Texas (61 percent) survey respondents are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Work is enjoyable for Chemists in Houston, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,737 - $100,458
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$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,477
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$17.49 - $29.67
(Median)
$17
$23
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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Salary
$39,737 - $100,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,155  
Profit Sharing
$2,966  
Total Pay (?
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$39,336 - $100,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $29.67  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $45.51  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,155  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,966  
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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$39,336 - $100,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $53K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $68K. Chemists in Houston who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $115K.

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Experience Affects Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 106%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Chemist Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 11%

National Average
$56,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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