Associate Chemist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Newark, DE
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does an associate chemist make?
As an Associate Chemist in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $63,461 per year or $30.51 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $82,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $48,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Associate Chemists are in Manufacturing companies and Professional companies. The best states for high paying Associate Chemist jobs are Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Most Associate Chemists spend 3.0 years in the position.
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Average Associate Chemist Salary By Location

Associate Chemists in the US makes an average salary of $63,461 per year or $30.51 per hour. Associate Chemists make the most in Newark, DE at about $85,193 per year. Even an entry-level Associate Chemist makes $59,000 per year in Newark, DE. Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland are the top 5 highest earning states for Associate Chemists. Indiana, Nevada, Florida, South Dakota, and Montana are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Associate Chemist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Associate Chemists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Associate Chemist Salary By Company

If you are an Associate Chemist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Manufacturing companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Abbott or Genentech will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Nektar Therapeutics and The Dow Chemical Company also report very competitive wages for Associate Chemists.

Average Associate Chemist Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Associate Chemist works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Pharmaceutical companies, Professional companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Associate Chemists. Pharmaceutical companies pay Associate Chemists an average salary of $74,116, Professional companies pay $68,750, and Manufacturing companys come in at $61,472. The average salary for Associate Chemists in the Health Care industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $55,381.
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Health Care

Associate Chemist Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Associate Chemist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Associate Chemist can range from $52,131 to $76,144 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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