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How much does a Chemist make in the United States?

Average base salary
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1.7k salaries reported, updated at Jul 02, 2020
$68,021
per year
The average salary for a chemist is $68,021 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for chemists

Most recommended skill

Industrial Laboratory Experiencedimension-trending-icon

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 $68,021 per year.

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Physical Science Degree
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Industrial Laboratory Experience
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Most common benefits for Chemists

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Life insurance
  • Dependent health insurance coverage
  • Paid sick time
  • Flexible schedule

Salary satisfaction

Based 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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