The average salary for a Medicinal Chemist is $94,117 per year.

$48,228 - $138,229
(Median)
$48K
$94K
$140K
MEDIAN: $94,117
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$48,228 - $138,229  
   
Bonus
$3,000 - $35,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$46,540 - $163,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Job Description for Medicinal Chemist

A medicinal chemist is a scientist who works in the pharmaceutical field. These specialized chemists work to create and adjust chemical compounds, studying the way these substances react with one another and their environment. The ultimate goal of persons in this field is to create chemicals and properties that can be included in drugs aimed at improving the lives of patients.

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Medicinal Chemist Tasks

  • Develop and execute synthetic routes and targets.
  • Develop drugs in line with project goals.
  • Collect and analyze data and trial results.
  • Present research and project results and progress.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medicinal Chemist

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

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Experience Affects Medicinal Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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