Organic Chemist Salary

Median pay for Organic Chemists in the United States is around $60K annually. Male Organic Chemists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Though the majority of Organic Chemists do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,590 - $98,870
$37K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,297
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$14.67 - $36.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$36,590 - $98,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$35,152 - $99,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$29.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$35,152 - $99,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Organic Chemist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲19%

Entry-Level
▲1%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 24%
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