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Organic Chemist Salary

An average Organic Chemist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Organic Chemists who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,676 - $93,684
(Median)
$32K
$54K
$94K
MEDIAN: $54,191
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$12.75 - $45.00
(Median)
$13
$17
$45
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$31,676 - $93,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,838  
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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$31,020 - $95,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $45.00  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $69.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,838  
   
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).
)
$31,020 - $95,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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 39%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 26%