Medicinal Chemist Salary

The average salary for a Medicinal Chemist is $93,876 per year.

$49,486 - $155,737
$49K
$95K
$160K
MEDIAN: $94,585
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Salary
$49,486 - $155,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,235  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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$48,491 - $179,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Medicinal Chemist

Pay by Experience for a Medicinal Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medicinal Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medicinal Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Medicinal Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 11 salaries. A Medicinal Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Medicinal Chemist

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Medicinal Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲24%

National Average
$97,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 7%
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