Median pay for Research Chemists with Material Science skills is around $64K per year. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Research Chemists with Material Science skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Research Chemists with Material Science skills are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,093 - $95,773
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$96K
MEDIAN: $63,601
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90%

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$17.27 - $21.18
(Median)
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$19
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,093 - $95,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$2,658  
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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$41,144 - $96,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.49  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,658  
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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$41,144 - $96,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Chemist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Research Chemists with Material Science skills. Research Chemists with Material Science skills in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $60K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $68K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $79K in this role. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $103K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Research Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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