The average salary for a Research Chemist is C$58,027 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$42,242 - C$83,119
C$42K
C$63K
C$83K
MEDIAN: C$62,740
10%
50%
90%
C$13.53 - C$30.52
C$15
MEDIAN: C$14.54
50%
C$0C$83K
Salary C$42,242 - C$83,119
Bonus C$302 - C$8,940
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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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C$39,002 - C$83,702
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$14.54
Overtime C$33.00
Annual Data C$0C$83K
Bonus C$302 - C$8,940
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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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C$39,002 - C$83,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Research Chemist

A research chemist uses their background of chemistry and research techniques to discover new knowledge or develop new technologies. Chemistry is the study of matter and energy, and, thus, the discipline is applicable to expand a wide variety of fields. For example, a research chemist may work for a pharmaceutical company trying to develop a new compound capable of treating a somatic condition, or they may try to develop a new way to manufacture a medicine that reduces impurities causing side effects. Research chemists might also may work for an energy company trying to develop a new additive that makes gasoline burn cleaner and more efficiently, or they may work for a semiconductor company trying to develop a new compound that better aids in the doping process that gives rise to transistor behavior.

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Research Chemist Tasks

  • Design, develop, and characterize novel synthetic products and processes.
  • Create and maintain product development strategies, documentation and progress reports.
  • Keep up to date on current research and technologies.
  • Observe, analyze, calculate and evaluate results from laboratory work to improve processes and communicate data.

Research Chemist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$62,267

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Research Chemist

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Research Chemist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
C$62,000

▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 5%