Research Chemist Salary with Material Science skills

For Research Chemists with Material Science skills, yearly average wages total $65K annually. Job satisfaction for Research Chemists with Material Science skills is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Research Chemists with Material Science skills are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,282 - $99,933
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,713
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$10.77 - $25.83
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$11
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$42,282 - $99,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,127  
Total Pay (?
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$40,865 - $106,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $25.83  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,127  
   
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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$40,865 - $106,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Chemist with Material Science skills

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 $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Research Chemists with Material Science skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $103K.

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Experience Affects Research Chemist with Material Science skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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