The average salary for a Research Chemist in Canada is C$62,489.
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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 ef…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Research Chemist
Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Technical Analysis, Research Analysis and Product Development.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Chemist
An entry-level Research Chemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$45,000 based on 13 salaries. An early career Research Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,385 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Research Chemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,782 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Research Chemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,216 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$62,000.
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Employees with Research Chemist in their job title in Montréal, Québec earn an average of 4.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (3.2% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (0.8% more).
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