Average Base Pay
33.94% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Chemists role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $43,500. A Chemists candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $54,060. A person in a mid-career Chemists role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $70,600 a year. Chemists with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $109,600. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Chemists role’s annual salary averages $157,190 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Chemists position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $70,600 higher than the national average for Chemists positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Chemists roles that can advance both internally and with another company.