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.