Research Chemist Salary with Material Science skills

Average Research Chemists with Material Science skills make around $66K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Research Chemists with Material Science skills are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,321 - $100,788
(Median)
$42K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,432
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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
$42,321 - $100,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,151  
Total Pay (?
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$40,776 - $107,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $25.83  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,151  
   
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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$40,776 - $107,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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 $66K. Research Chemists with Material Science skills see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $103K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Research Chemist with Material Science skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%