Organic Chemist Salary

Average Organic Chemists in the United States make around $58K per year. Job satisfaction for Organic Chemists is high. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. More than half of Organic Chemists (68 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,028 - $92,095
(Median)
$34K
$58K
$92K
MEDIAN: $57,750
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$13.80 - $39.16
(Median)
$14
$18
$39
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,028 - $92,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$32,463 - $92,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $39.16  
   
Overtime
$21.23 - $69.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
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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$32,463 - $92,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 22%
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