Chemist in Houston, Texas Salary

Houston Chemists can expect wages of $58K per year on average. Men make up the majority of Chemists in Houston (61 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,737 - $100,458
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,477
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$17.49 - $29.67
(Median)
$17
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $53K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $68K on average. Houston Chemists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum 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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