Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Research Chemists with Material Science skills. During the first five years of their careers, Research Chemists with Material Science skills see a median income of $54K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Research Chemists with Material Science skills make a median salary of $81K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $103K on average.