RESEARCH CHEMIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$117,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Cambridge, MA
Highest Paying State
Minnesota
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a research chemist make?
Research Chemists in the US make on average $83,024 annually or $39.92 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $117,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research Chemists are in Manufacturing companies and Professional companies. States with the highest Research Chemist salaries include Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, Maine, and Wisconsin. The typical tenure for a Research Chemist is 3.9 years.
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Average Research Chemist Salary By Company

Research Chemists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Research Chemists are Manufacturing companies and Professional companies. Exxon Mobil and Chevron are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like BP America Inc. or Shell, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Research Chemists.

Average Research Chemist Salary By Location

Research Chemists in the US makes an average salary of $83,024 per year or $39.92 per hour. Working in Cambridge, MA as a Research Chemist will pay you the highest wages at around $81,461 per year. Not only that, Cambridge, MA also has an average entry-level salary of $55,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Research Chemist salaries are Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, Maine, and Wisconsin. California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Cambridge, MA
$81,461
2
Deer Park, NY
$80,489
3
Stamford, CT
$80,416
4
Rahway, NJ
$80,144
5
Houston, TX
$79,684

Average Research Chemist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Research Chemist works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Hospitality companies, and Pharmaceutical companies tend to have the highest salaries for Research Chemists. Manufacturing companies pay their Research Chemists the highest wages, averaging $83,518 per year. Hospitality companies and Pharmaceutical companies pay well too, at $82,718 and $82,116, respectively. The types of companies that pay Research Chemists the least are in the Construction industry, where the average annual salary is $81,197.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Manufacturing
$83,518
2
Hospitality
$82,718
3
Pharmaceutical
$82,116
4
Construction
$81,197

RECENTLY ADDED Research Chemist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Research Chemist
10/23/2019
$83,398
Volt Workforce Solutions
Research Chemist
10/16/2019
$60,523
Agricultural Research Service
Research Chemist
09/19/2019
$74,596
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Chemist
06/12/2019
$110,231
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Chemist
06/07/2019
$110,231
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Research Chemist
06/07/2019
$69,581
Syntron Bioresearch, Inc.
Research Chemist
03/20/2019
$46,832
Param Healthcare & It Services, Inc.
Research Chemist
03/19/2019
$53,198
Cevians, LLC.
Research Chemist
03/19/2019
$100,000
PQ Corporation
Research Chemist
03/18/2019
$100,000
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