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Research Chemist Salary with Material Science skills

Median pay for Research Chemists with Material Science skills is around $69K annually. More than half of Research Chemists with Material Science skills (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Research Chemists with Material Science skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$43,092 - $101,849
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MEDIAN: $68,859
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$10.77 - $25.83
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$43,092 - $101,849  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$40,965 - $108,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $25.83  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$40,965 - $108,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Chemist with Material Science skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Research Chemists with Material Science skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. During the first five years of their careers, Research Chemists with Material Science skills see a median income of $52K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $64K. Research Chemists with Material Science skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $104K.

Experience Affects Research Chemist with Material Science skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%