A Polymer Chemist earns an average salary of $65,142 per year.

$43,570 - $100,722
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$44K
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MEDIAN: $65,142
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Bonus
$0.00 - $7,373  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
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$43,117 - $101,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Polymer Chemist

A polymer chemist holds a research and development position that is employed by many companies in a variety of industries. Generally, most companies are looking for applicants who have a Master's degree in Chemistry, although a Doctorate degree is often preferred. Some companies will accept applicants with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, as well. Most companies require several years of prior experience in polymer chemistry, typically in a manufacturing environment.

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Polymer Chemist Tasks

  • Plan and conduct experiments and supervise production of new polymer materials.
  • Study the molecular properties of chemicals used in synthesizing or creating new polymers.
  • Research and develop processes in the creation of plastic and rubber products.
  • Perform all tasks required in the research and development process.

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Experience Affects Polymer Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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