Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Polymer Chemist is $78,833
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Polymer Chemists?
An early career Polymer Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Polymer Chemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,614 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Polymer Chemists Do?
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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- 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.