Chemist salary in United States
How much does a Chemist make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a chemist is $79,189 per year in the United States. 3.1k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per year|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Chemists in United States
Highest paying cities for Chemists near United States
Where can a Chemist earn more?Compare salaries for Chemists in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Chemists
Industrial Laboratory Experience(earn +47.66% more)
The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 5.57% since 2018. Chemists with this skill earn +47.66% more than the average base salary, which is $79,189 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2012||438||increase by 438|
|2013||870||increase by 98.63%|
|2014||878||increase by 0.92%|
|2015||368||decrease by 58.09%|
|2016||821||increase by 123.10%|
|2017||446||decrease by 45.68%|
|2018||467||increase by 4.71%|
|2019||441||decrease by 5.57%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Chemists
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Referral program
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 271 ratings
54% of Chemists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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Common questions about salaries for a Chemist
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