CHEMIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$66,000
$46,000
Min 10%
$66,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Cambridge, MA
Highest Paying State
New Hampshire
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a chemist make?
Chemists in the US make on average $66,659 annually or $32.05 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $96,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $46,000 per year. Most Chemist jobs are in Professional companies and Manufacturing companies. States with the highest Chemist salaries include New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Chemist is 3.5 years.

Average Chemist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Chemist makes. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Chemists are Professional companies and Manufacturing companies. Exxon Mobil and Chevron are the highest paying companies. Companies like Agilent Technologies and Shell also report very competitive wages for Chemists.

Average Chemist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Chemist in the United States is $66,659 per year or $32.05 per hour. The top city when it comes to Chemist salaries is Cambridge, MA at $70,903 per year. Even as an entry-level Chemist, you will make $46,000 per year in Cambridge, MA. New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are the top 5 highest earning states for Chemists. On the other hand, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, and Hawaii report the lowest wages for Chemists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Cambridge, MA
$70,903
2
New York, NY
$69,186
3
Edison, NJ
$68,863
4
Levittown, PA
$68,444
5
Wilmington, DE
$67,830

Average Chemist Salary By Industry

Wages for Chemists can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Pharmaceutical companies, and Hospitality companies pay higher-than-average wages for Chemists. Salaries for Chemists in Manufacturing companies average $69,572 annually, while Pharmaceutical companies and Hospitality companies pay $66,843 and $66,472, respectively. The average salary for Chemists in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $60,086.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Manufacturing
$69,572
2
Pharmaceutical
$66,843
3
Hospitality
$66,472
4
Health Care
$64,589
5
Professional
$62,676

RECENTLY ADDED Chemist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
10/31/2019
$52,956
10/30/2019
$38,790
10/29/2019
$44,871
DHS Headquarters
Chemist
10/28/2019
$117,191
The Kemtah Group
Chemist
10/26/2019
$31,305
10/24/2019
$62,610
Belcan
Chemist
10/24/2019
$31,305
Randstad
Chemist
10/23/2019
$39,653
10/23/2019
$41,740
U.S. Army Medical Command
Chemist
10/23/2019
$99,172
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