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Experienced Research Chemist Salary

The average Experienced Research Chemist can expect to rake in roughly $77K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Research Chemists bottoms out near $54K and approaches $116K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $18K from profit sharing. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Experienced Research Chemists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$54,630 - $104,991
MEDIAN: $77,480

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$54,630 - $104,991  
$402.68 - $14,858  
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $18,121  
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).
$54,177 - $116,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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Skills That Affect Experienced Research Chemist Salaries

Material Science
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Research Analysis
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Product Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


28 %
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%