How much does a Senior CHEMIST make?

Updated Jun 12, 2021

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$88,333 /yr
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808 salaries

$62K

Low

$88K

Average

$126K

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The national average salary for a Senior CHEMIST is $88,333 in United States. Filter by location to see Senior CHEMIST salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 808 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior CHEMIST employees.

Seniority Levels

L3
Senior Chemist$88,333 /yr
L4
Lead Chemist$88,171 /yr
L5
Principal Chemist$96,660 /yr
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Dow
4.1

Dow

Senior CHEMIST

$119,083

 /yr
Range: $68K - $141K
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$68K

$141K

$67,780 - $141,478 Range

Behr Paint Company
3.6

Behr Paint Company

Senior CHEMIST

$67,233

 /yr
Range: $54K - $101K

$54K

$101K

$54,300 - $101,413 Range

Henkel
4.3

Henkel

Senior CHEMIST

$84,559

 /yr
Range: $63K - $100K

$63K

$100K

$63,261 - $100,318 Range

Dow AgroSciences
3.9

Dow AgroSciences

Senior CHEMIST

$118,629

 /yr
Range: $110K - $128K

$110K

$128K

$110,291 - $128,168 Range

Medtronic
4.1

Medtronic

Senior CHEMIST

$78,799

 /yr
Range: $55K - $134K

$55K

$134K

$55,097 - $133,920 Range

Rohm and Haas
3.7

Rohm and Haas

Senior CHEMIST

$127,427

 /yr
Range: $116K - $132K

$116K

$132K

$115,846 - $131,662 Range

Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
3.7

Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials

Senior CHEMIST

$123,173

 /yr
Range: $120K - $130K

$120K

$130K

$119,534 - $130,237 Range

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Jordi Labs
3.9

Jordi Labs

Senior CHEMIST

$80,858

 /yr
Range: $60K - $105K

$60K

$105K

$60,455 - $105,016 Range

AstraZeneca
4.2

AstraZeneca

Senior CHEMIST

$67,802

 /yr
Range: $52K - $152K

$52K

$152K

$52,351 - $152,476 Range

Freeport-McMoRan
3.9

Freeport-McMoRan

Senior CHEMIST

$71,694

 /yr
Range: $61K - $117K

$61K

$117K

$60,904 - $117,405 Range

Kforce
4.1

Kforce

Senior CHEMIST - Hourly

$50

 /hr
Range: $50 - $50

$50

$50

$50 - $50 Range

Cypress Semiconductor
3.6

Cypress Semiconductor

Senior CHEMIST

$54,442

 /yr
Range: $54K - $71K

$54K

$71K

$54,442 - $71,160 Range

Molecular NeuroImaging
3.7

Molecular NeuroImaging

Senior CHEMIST

$95,030

 /yr
Range: $63K - $98K

$63K

$98K

$62,957 - $97,655 Range

AnaSpec
3.5

AnaSpec

Senior CHEMIST

$68,715

 /yr
Range: $50K - $86K

$50K

$86K

$50,271 - $86,110 Range

Nalco Champion
3.4

Nalco Champion

Senior CHEMIST

$105,319

 /yr
Range: $86K - $111K

$86K

$111K

$86,243 - $111,059 Range

Teknor Apex
4.2

Teknor Apex

Senior CHEMIST

$98,299

 /yr
Range: $63K - $105K

$63K

$105K

$63,055 - $104,582 Range

Spectrum Brands
3.4

Spectrum Brands

Senior CHEMIST

$92,290

 /yr
Range: $64K - $108K

$64K

$108K

$63,794 - $107,575 Range

Arkema
4

Arkema

Senior CHEMIST

$90,977

 /yr
Range: $58K - $104K

$58K

$104K

$58,000 - $103,964 Range

Syngenta
4.1

Syngenta

Senior CHEMIST

$79,021

 /yr
Range: $44K - $105K

$44K

$105K

$44,100 - $105,332 Range

Gilead Sciences
3.8

Gilead Sciences

Senior CHEMIST

$76,516

 /yr
Range: $53K - $131K

$53K

$131K

$53,425 - $131,062 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Senior CHEMIST salaries

The average salary for a Senior CHEMIST is $88,333 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 808 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior CHEMIST employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Senior CHEMIST in United States is $125,799 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior CHEMIST in United States is $62,025 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent senior chemist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$60,000
per year
A Senior CHEMIST in the Holland, MI Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Holland, MI Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Senior Analytical Chemist in the Hagerstown, MD Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Hagerstown, MD Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$69,452
per year
A Senior CHEMIST in the Trenton, NJ Area area reported making $69,452 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Trenton, NJ Area area
Freelance
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Senior CHEMIST in the Morgantown, WV Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Morgantown, WV Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$70,000
per year
A Sr Chemist in the Ann Arbor, MI Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Ann Arbor, MI Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Senior CHEMIST in the Evansville, IN Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Evansville, IN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$71,446
per year
A Senior CHEMIST in the Ann Arbor, MI Area area reported making $71,446 per year
Additional Pay
$3k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Ann Arbor, MI Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$103,400
per year
A Senior Research Chemist in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $103,400 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$131,000
per year
A Senior Research Chemist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $131,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
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