Organic Chemist Salary

Median pay for Organic Chemists in the United States is around $61K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Organic Chemists making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Approximately one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Organic Chemists. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,449 - $99,329
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$61K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,795
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$14.19 - $36.06
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MEDIAN: $19.34
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$0$100K
Salary $37,449 - $99,329
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
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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$31,627 - $100,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.19 - $36.06
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
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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$31,627 - $100,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 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

  • 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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Q: What is it like working as an Organic Chemist?

Organic Chemist in Shreveport:
"Chemical Free Organic Beauty Products."
Pros: The testimonials from satisfied customers.
Cons: Haven't opened my Etsy Store yet.Still making labels.

Key Stats for Organic Chemist

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Organic Chemist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲21%

Entry-Level
▲3%

National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 24%
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