Pay for Senior Chemists with Research Analysis skills sits in the ballpark of $79K annually. In the world of Senior Chemists with Research Analysis skills, overall income ranges from $55K near the bottom to $116K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$54,531 - $109,005
MEDIAN: $78,718

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$54,531 - $109,005  
$484.79 - $10,365  
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $14,795  
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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).
$55,484 - $115,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Chemist

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

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $72K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $78K. Senior Chemists with Research Analysis skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $78K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $94K on average.

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Experience Affects Sr. Chemist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


31 %
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 7%