Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Chemist is $57,819
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chemists?
An entry-level Chemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,842 based on 317 salaries. An early career Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,091 based on 1,587 salaries. A mid-career Chemist …Read more
What Do Chemists Do?
Chemists most often work in a lab setting of some sort. They maintain, troubleshoot, and use various instruments, equipment, and software tools utilized for chemical analysis and processing. Analytical techniques used by chemists include high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), and titration techniques. Strong data interpretation and analytical skills are required to be a chemist, as often times chemists are responsible for interpreting and analyzing data and …Read more
- Collect and document quality assurance test data, including testing formulations, substrates and reagents.
- Interpret and analyze data and equipment logs from other laboratory members.
- Maintain, troubleshoot, and use instruments, equipment and software tools.