Organic Chemist Salary

Organic Chemists in the United States take home an average $56K per year. More than half of Organic Chemists (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Most Organic Chemists report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,849 - $92,389

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$13.75 - $46.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$33,849 - $92,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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$32,316 - $92,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $46.50  
   
Overtime
$20.95 - $70.47  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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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$32,316 - $92,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 25%
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