Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Research Chemists with Material Science skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $54K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $65K. Research Chemists with Material Science skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $103K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.