Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Research Chemist is $68,986
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Research Chemists?
An early career Research Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,000 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Research Chemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,739 based on 7 salaries.
What Do Research Chemists Do?
A research chemist uses their background of chemistry and research techniques to discover new knowledge or develop new technologies. Chemistry is the study of matter and energy, and, thus, the discipline is applicable to expand a wide variety of fields. For example, a research chemist may work for a pharmaceutical company trying to develop a new compound capable of treating a somatic condition, or they may try to develop a new way to manufacture a medicine that reduces impurities causing side …Read more
- Design, develop, and characterize novel synthetic products and processes.
- Create and maintain product development strategies, documentation and progress reports.
- Keep up to date on current research and technologies.
- Observe, analyze, calculate and evaluate results from laboratory work to improve processes and communicate data.