Research Chemist with Material Science Skills Salary

Research Chemists with Material Science skills can expect to earn an average of $62K annually. Final cash compensation to Research Chemists with Material Science skills varies from around $43K to approximately $95K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $24K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Male Research Chemists with Material Science skills far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,268 - $91,508
$45K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,636
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$19.49 - $25.45
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MEDIAN: $21.36
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$0$94K
Salary $45,268 - $91,508
Bonus $304.10 - $8,068
Profit Sharing $824 - $24,240
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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$43,139 - $94,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $21.36
Overtime $28.56
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $304.10 - $8,068
Profit Sharing $824 - $24,240
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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$43,139 - $94,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Chemist

Pay by Experience for a Research Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Research Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 13 salaries. A Research Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Chemist

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 8%
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