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Average Base Pay
$58,362/yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$4,982
Range$1,294 - $10,502
How much does a Research Chemist make?

The national average salary for a Research Chemist is $58,362 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Chemist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 880 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Chemist employees.

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Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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Merck
$90,007/yr
Range: $43K - $103K
30 salaries
$90,007/yr
$43K$103K
DuPont
$105,705/yr
Range: $82K - $125K
22 salaries
$105,705/yr
$82K$125K
PPG
$90,526/yr
Range: $83K - $95K
22 salaries
$90,526/yr
$83K$95K
Lubrizol
$89,868/yr
Range: $74K - $105K
19 salaries
$89,868/yr
$74K$105K
BASF
$93,324/yr
Range: $81K - $153K
16 salaries
$93,324/yr
$81K$153K
US Agricultural Research Service
$98,973/yr
Range: $64K - $158K
16 salaries
$98,973/yr
$64K$158K
Akorn
$67,163/yr
Range: $67K - $77K
12 salaries
$67,163/yr
$67K$77K

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Milliken
$105,984/yr
Range: $99K - $120K
11 salaries
$105,984/yr
$99K$120K
Cytec
$96,361/yr
Range: $89K - $105K
10 salaries
$96,361/yr
$89K$105K
Bend Research
$52,798/yr
Range: $44K - $77K
10 salaries
$52,798/yr
$44K$77K
National Institute of Standards and Technology
$75,670/yr
Range: $72K - $176K
9 salaries
$75,670/yr
$72K$176K
UNISEAL
$59,741/yr
Range: $55K - $76K
9 salaries
$59,741/yr
$55K$76K
Chevron
$110,080/yr
Range: $103K - $129K
8 salaries
$110,080/yr
$103K$129K
RTI International
$92,352/yr
Range: $76K - $97K
7 salaries
$92,352/yr
$76K$97K
Celanese
$98,801/yr
Range: $94K - $108K
6 salaries
$98,801/yr
$94K$108K
Invagen Pharmaceuticals
$55,729/yr
Range: $51K - $61K
6 salaries
$55,729/yr
$51K$61K
Stepan
$97,939/yr
Range: $90K - $99K
6 salaries
$97,939/yr
$90K$99K
Guardian Drug
$68,975/yr
Range: $57K - $84K
6 salaries
$68,975/yr
$57K$84K
Anichem
$68,317/yr
Range: $51K - $79K
6 salaries
$68,317/yr
$51K$79K
FMC
$99,527/yr
Range: $97K - $109K
5 salaries
$99,527/yr
$97K$109K

Recent Salary Reports

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$91,987
per year
A Research Chemist in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $91,987 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Pittsburgh, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$80,000
per year
A Research Chemist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$68,352
per year
A Research Chemist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $68,352 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
A Chemical Technician in the Akron, OH Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Akron, OH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$54,880
per year
A Chemical Technician in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $54,880 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$45,000
per year
A Color Research Chemist in the Terre Haute, IN Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Job Highlights
Terre Haute, IN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$81,532
per year
A Research Chemist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $81,532 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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