Organic Chemist Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Organic Chemist is $56,002 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.
Organic Chemist Total Pay (?
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$32,539 - $95,832
(Median)
33K
56K
77K
96K
MEDIAN: $56,001
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Organic Chemist Total Pay (?
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$13.09 - $36.06
(Median)
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26
36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,539 - $95,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
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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$30,968 - $96,154  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $69.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
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).
)
$30,968 - $96,154  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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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Experience Affects Organic Chemist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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