Chemist in Houston, Texas Salary

For Chemists in Houston, annual average wages total $56K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Houston Chemists. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Chemists in Houston, Texas making up 55 percent of survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,557 - $96,661
$46K
$57K
$97K
MEDIAN: $57,202
10%
50%
90%

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$12.72 - $28.00
$17
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$96K
Salary $45,557 - $96,661
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $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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$40,175 - $95,105
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $17.00
Overtime $24.13
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $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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$40,175 - $95,105
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Chemist

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 equipment logs from other laboratory members. He or she needs to accurately report and track ingredient yields, quality measures, and occasionally microbiological results in addition to other key data sets. When necessary, the chemist must show an aptitude for experimental design. Additionally, chemists collect and document quality assurance test data, including testing formulations, substrates, and reagents. Chemists also must be very attentive to detail, especially since certain analytical tasks may be completely ruined with the slightest error.

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Chemist Tasks

  • 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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Chemist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Chemist

Pay by Experience for a Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 6 salaries. A Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 7 salaries.

Chemist Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Houston?

Chemist in Houston:
"I consider it a great city to live and work."
Pros: Diversity in every sense of the word.
Cons: The weather in Houston could be a little less unpredictable.

Key Stats for Chemist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲103%

Experienced
▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$57,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Chemist Salaries

Research Analysis
▲2%


Process Improvement
▲1%

Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

Data Analysis
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%