Organic Chemist Salary

Earnings for Organic Chemists in the United States come in at around $64K annually on average. More than half of Organic Chemists (64 percent) survey respondents are men. While some workers in this profession — between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,949 - $97,724
(Median)
$35K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $64,024
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$14.04 - $54.63
(Median)
$14
$20
$55
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,949 - $97,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
Profit Sharing
$2,025  
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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$33,995 - $101,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $54.63  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $89.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,025  
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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$33,995 - $101,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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

  • 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

Mid-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 26%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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