Analytical Chemist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$60,000
$46,000
$60,000
$79,000
Analytical chemists in the United States make an average salary of $60,715 per year or $29.19 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $46,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $79,000. If you like following the crowd, professional and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, and Virginia provide the highest analytical chemist salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Rahway, NJ
$72,358
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Map of Analytical Chemist Salaries

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Average Analytical Chemist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an analytical chemist is roughly $60,715 per year, which boils down to $29.19 per hour. Interestingly enough, analytical chemists have the highest salaries in Rahway, NJ at about $72,358 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Rahway, NJ is $51,000. Additionally, analytical chemists make more than the average salary in Cambridge, MA, Eden Prairie, MN, Atlanta, GA, The Woodlands, TX, and Holbrook, NY. On a more broad level, analytical chemist salaries are highest in Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. On the contrary, Indiana, South Dakota, and Nevada offer the lowest analytical chemist salaries.

Average Analytical Chemist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an analytical chemist, working for Micron Technology or 3M might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company report highly competitive salaries for analytical chemists.

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Analytical Chemist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an analytical chemist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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