Research Chemist Salary with Material Science skills

Research Chemists with Material Science skills pull down an average of $64K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Research Chemists with Material Science skills who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$41,859 - $99,741

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$10.82 - $25.53

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$41,859 - $99,741  
   
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$0.00 - $10,116  
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$39,695 - $106,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $25.53  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $10,116  
   
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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$39,695 - $106,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $54K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $65K. Research Chemists with Material Science skills see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $103K.

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Experience Affects Research Chemist with Material Science skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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