$64,745
Avg. Salary
$20.96
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,625

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Polymer Chemist is $20.96 per hour.

The average pay for a Polymer Chemist is $64,745 per year.

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$13.91
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MEDIAN $64,745
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$0$104K
Salary $45,875 - $100,945
Bonus $0.00 - $10,224
Profit Sharing $197 - $6,456
Total Pay (?
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$44,541 - $104,727
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 133
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.91 - $44.04
Overtime $32.64
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,224
Profit Sharing $197 - $6,456
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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$44,541 - $104,727
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Polymer Chemist

A polymer chemist holds a research and development position that is employed by many companies in a variety of industries. Generally, most companies are looking for applicants who have a Master's degree in Chemistry, although a Doctorate degree is often preferred. Some companies will accept applicants with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, as well. Most companies require several years of prior experience in polymer chemistry, typically in a manufacturing environment.

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Polymer Chemist Tasks
  • Research and develop processes in the creation of plastic and rubber products.
  • Perform all tasks required in the research and development process.
  • Plan and conduct experiments and supervise production of new polymer materials.
  • Study the molecular properties of chemicals used in synthesizing or creating new polymers.

Polymer Chemist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Polymer Chemist

Pay by Experience for a Polymer Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Polymer Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Polymer Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Polymer Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 10 salaries. A Polymer Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 17 salaries.

Polymer Chemist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Polymer Chemist?

Polymer Chemist in Eugene:
"Hexion."
Pros: Research and Development/New product development
Cons: Very limited time for research and development. Need answers before data can be analyzed. Feels more like mixology.

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Key Stats for Polymer Chemist

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Polymer Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 6%