The average pay for a Polymer Scientist is $88,437 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$51,278 - $116,350
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MEDIAN: $88,437
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$51,278 - $116,350  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $17,754  
Profit Sharing
$2,550  
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$51,330 - $119,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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