A Polymer Chemist earns an average salary of $66,890 per year.
Polymer Chemist Total Pay (?
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$39,844 - $102,402
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MEDIAN: $66,889
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Polymer Chemist Total Pay (?
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$12.72 - $30.64
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,844 - $102,402  
   
Bonus
$153.19 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $11,804  
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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$40,058 - $108,444  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $40.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$153.19 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $11,804  
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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$40,058 - $108,444  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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Job Description for Polymer Chemist
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Polymer Chemist
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Experience Affects Polymer Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 39%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 10%
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