Average Research Chemist Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Research Chemist is $70,378

Base Salary
$51k - $102k
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6k
Total Pay
$50k - $104k
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What is the highest pay for Research Chemists?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Research Chemist is $102k / year

What is the lowest pay for Research Chemists?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Research Chemist is $51k / year

How can Research Chemists increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Research Chemist is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Research Chemist that oversees more junior Research Chemists, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.