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Polymer Chemist Salary

A Polymer Chemist earns an average salary of $68,685 per year.

$41,407 - $98,009
(Median)
$41K
$69K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,684
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90%

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$11.15 - $39.45
(Median)
$11
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,407 - $98,009  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$610 - $11,721  
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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$42,130 - $103,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$18.82 - $38.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$610 - $11,721  
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).
)
$42,130 - $103,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Polymer Chemist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%