Research Chemist with Material Science Skills Salary

Average Research Chemists with Material Science skills make around $64K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Research Chemists with Material Science skills (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$41,498 - $98,749
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,254
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$10.85 - $25.40
(Median)
$11
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,498 - $98,749  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,146  
Profit Sharing
$2,760  
Total Pay (?
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$40,054 - $104,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $25.40  
   
Overtime
$27.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,146  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,760  
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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$40,054 - $104,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Chemist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $80K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $103K.

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Experience Affects Research Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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