Experienced Research Chemist Salary

Experienced Research Chemists can expect to earn an average of $77K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $18K, overall incomes of Experienced Research Chemists spread between $55K and $116K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Experienced Research Chemists are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,128 - $105,805
MEDIAN: $76,800

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$55,128 - $105,805  
$389.78 - $14,603  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $18,246  
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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).
$54,770 - $115,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Skills That Affect Research Chemist Salaries

Material Science
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Research Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


33 %
67 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%