Research Chemist with Material Science Skills Salary

Research Chemists with Material Science skills take home an average $62K per year. Total cash compensation to Research Chemists with Material Science skills approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $94K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $24K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Research Chemists with Material Science skills who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$42,182 - $88,784
$42K
$62K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,910
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$17.27 - $21.18
$19
MEDIAN: $19.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,182 - $88,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $24,468  
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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$41,227 - $94,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.49  
   
Overtime
$27.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$817 - $24,468  
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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$41,227 - $94,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 7%