Organic Chemist Salary (United States)

An Organic Chemist earns an average salary of $55,275 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Organic Chemist Total Pay (?
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$32,971 - $96,613
(Median)
33K
55K
75K
97K
MEDIAN: $55,274
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Organic Chemist Total Pay (?
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$12.72 - $35.75
(Median)
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22
36
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,971 - $96,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
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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$30,708 - $97,243  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $68.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
   
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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$30,708 - $97,243  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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 36%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%
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Gender
Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 22%
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