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Organic Chemist Salary (United States)

The average Organic Chemist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. Job satisfaction for Organic Chemists is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Organic Chemists who answered the questionnnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Organic Chemist Salary (?
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$31,785 - $93,512
(Median)
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54K
75K
94K
MEDIAN: $53,702
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Organic Chemist Salary (?
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$12.26 - $53.83
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$31,785 - $93,512  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,808  
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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$30,965 - $96,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $53.83  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $69.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,808  
   
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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$30,965 - $96,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 28%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 24%