Research Chemist Salary with Material Science skills

The average Research Chemist with Material Science skills can expect to rake in roughly $65K per year. Male Research Chemists with Material Science skills who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Most Research Chemists with Material Science skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,282 - $99,933
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$42K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,713
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$10.77 - $25.83
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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: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $25.83  
   
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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: 2 Jul 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.


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.

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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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