Polymer Scientist Salary

The average pay for a Polymer Scientist is $81,009 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Polymer Scientist

The role of a polymer scientist is to design and create materials that have uses in many different industries. Polymer scientists are usually chemists or have a significant amount of experience in chemistry. The polymer scientist will use a variety of chemical polymers that will be used to create useful products for the different industries that they are working in. These polymer materials may be used to enhance different products or have them make significant changes to industries. Polymers are used in almost all everyday products and industries, and these scientists are always trying to come up with something new to impact the market.


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Experience Affects Polymer Scientist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
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66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%