The average salary for a Medicinal Chemist is $95,337 per year.

$49,617 - $144,828
$50K
$95K
$140K
MEDIAN: $95,337
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Salary
$49,617 - $144,828  
   
Bonus
$2,891 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$48,742 - $168,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

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

Key Stats for Medicinal Chemist

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
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Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Medicinal Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$98,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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