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Polymer Chemist Salary (United States)

A Polymer Chemist earns an average salary of $68,952 per year.
Polymer Chemist Salary (?
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$42,102 - $99,896
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MEDIAN: $68,952
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Polymer Chemist Salary (?
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$11.15 - $39.45
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,102 - $99,896  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
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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$41,793 - $106,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$32.93 - $38.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
   
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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$41,793 - $106,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.

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Experience Affects Polymer Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%