An Organic Chemist earns an average salary of $55,404 per year.
Organic Chemist Total Pay (?
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$33,562 - $96,964
(Median)
34K
42K
55K
74K
97K
MEDIAN: $55,403
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Organic Chemist Total Pay (?
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$12.63 - $35.23
(Median)
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22
35
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,562 - $96,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$30,234 - $98,555  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $68.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
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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$30,234 - $98,555  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Organic Chemist
  • Write up results, modify protocols and disseminate findings.
  • Stay up to date on current organic chemistry research and conferences.
  • Design and implement methodologies for synthesizing, analyzing and validating compounds and materials.
  • Perform complex experiments, utilizing equipment and technology.
  • Develop and maintain protocols and equipment usage guidelines.
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Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%
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