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.