Organic Chemist Salary

Organic Chemists in the United States can expect wages of $65K per year on average. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Organic Chemists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. Although slightly more than a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,010 - $99,666
$37K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,001
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$14.70 - $35.75
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$36
MEDIAN: $18.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$37,010 - $99,666  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,161  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,222 - $99,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,222 - $99,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Organic Chemist

Organic chemists work in a range of fields; some positions may be based in the medical field and involve development and operation in medical laboratories, while others are found in process-based scientific laboratories. Organic chemists typically work indoors and are often employed by companies in energy, defense, and pharmaceuticals.

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Organic Chemist Tasks

  • Perform complex experiments, utilizing equipment and technology.
  • Develop and maintain protocols and equipment usage guidelines.
  • Design and implement methodologies for synthesizing, analyzing and validating compounds and materials.
  • Write up results, modify protocols and disseminate findings.
  • Stay up to date on current organic chemistry research and conferences.

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Key Stats for Organic Chemist

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Organic Chemist Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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