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.