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Senior Chemist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$82,000
$64,000
$82,000
$106,000
The average senior chemist makes about $82,996 per year. That's $39.9 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $64,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $106,000. Many of senior chemists seem to be drawn to manufacturing and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior chemists tend to work at manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceutical companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Rhode Island, Delaware and Maine pay senior chemists the highest salaries.
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Map of Senior Chemist Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Senior Chemist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a senior chemist is roughly $82,996 per year, which boils down to $39.9 per hour. Interestingly enough, senior chemists have the highest salaries in Wilmington, DE at about $102,811 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Wilmington, DE is $73,000. Additionally, senior chemists make more than the average salary in Baltimore, MD, Fremont, CA, McLean, VA, Saint Paul, MN, and Marlborough, MA. On a more broad level, senior chemist salaries are highest in Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, Washington, Maryland, Idaho, and Virginia. On the contrary, Nevada, South Dakota, and Montana offer the lowest senior chemist salaries.

City
Average Salary
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$102,811
$103k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$92,214
$92k
Fremont, CA
Fremont, CA
$91,032
$91k
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$88,509
$89k
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
$87,046
$87k
Marlborough, MA
Marlborough, MA
$86,680
$87k
Houston, TX
Houston, TX
$85,977
$86k
New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT
$84,837
$85k
Newark, NJ
Newark, NJ
$83,773
$84k
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$81,270
$81k

High Paying Senior Chemist Jobs

Average Senior Chemist Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like AT&T and Mayo Clinic as they offer the highest salaries for senior chemists.

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Senior Chemist Salary History

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    Recently Added Senior Chemist Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    ADV FIN Analytics SR Cons
    ADV FIN Analytics SR Cons
    Charlotte, NC
    Charlotte, NC
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $91,000
    $91,000
    10/30/2020
    ADV FIN Analytics SR Cons
    ADV FIN Analytics SR Cons
    Chandler, AZ
    Chandler, AZ
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $91,000
    $91,000
    10/30/2020
    ADV FIN Analytics SR Cons
    ADV FIN Analytics SR Cons
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minneapolis, MN
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $91,000
    $91,000
    10/30/2020
    State of South Dakota
    State of South Dakota
    Senior Chemist
    Senior Chemist
    Senior Chemist
    Pierre, SD
    Pierre, SD
    06/03/2020
    06/03/2020
    $48,669
    $48,669
    06/03/2020
    Senior Analytical Chemist
    Senior Analytical Chemist
    Boulder, CO
    Boulder, CO
    04/28/2020
    04/28/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    04/28/2020
    Medtronic Senior Chemist
    Medtronic Senior Chemist
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minneapolis, MN
    04/24/2020
    04/24/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    04/24/2020
    SR. IAM Analsyt
    SR. IAM Analsyt
    Taylor, TX
    Taylor, TX
    03/03/2020
    03/03/2020
    $114,785
    $114,785
    03/03/2020
    JR. & SR. Analytical Chemists-Petaluma, CA 94954
    JR. & SR. Analytical Chemists-Petaluma, CA 94954
    Petaluma, CA
    Petaluma, CA
    03/01/2020
    03/01/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    03/01/2020
    Senior Chemist
    Senior Chemist
    Madison, WI
    Madison, WI
    10/18/2019
    10/18/2019
    $50,286
    $50,286
    10/18/2019
    Avomeen LLC
    Avomeen LLC
    Senior Polymer Chemist
    Senior Polymer Chemist
    Senior Polymer Chemist
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Ann Arbor, MI
    09/18/2019
    09/18/2019
    $60,000
    $60,000
    09/18/2019