Polymer Chemist Salary

A Polymer Chemist earns an average salary of $63,374 per year.

$43,921 - $97,419
$44K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $63,374
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$43,921 - $97,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,199  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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$43,565 - $100,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Polymer Chemist

Pay by Experience for a Polymer Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Polymer Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Polymer Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Polymer Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 10 salaries. A Polymer Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Key Stats for Polymer Chemist

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Polymer Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 5%