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October 30, 2016

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Chemist Job Description

Microbiologists Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms. Chemists Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or chemical experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

Chemist Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Chemist is $48457 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $77570. The lowest salary reported was $33038. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Chemist is $14.235 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $18.4. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $10.07. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Chemist are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $1750 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $494.35 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Chemist. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $39,219 – $82,211
Illinois – $37,029 – $81,070
Michigan – $37,006 – $76,275
New Jersey – $41,051 – $73,898
Ohio – $32,847 – $70,031
Pennsylvania – $36,319 – $72,673
Texas – $30,252 – $74,690

These are the highest paying cities for a Chemist. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
Houston, Texas –
Chicago, Illinois –
Cleveland, Ohio –
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –
San Diego, California –
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –
St. Louis, Missouri –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Chemist from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $48457 while in 2007 it was just $44938.18

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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62%

38%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 62% of Chemists were males while 38% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Laboratory Analyst, Chemical
$25,963 – $55,386
Chemical Laboratory Technician
$25,761 – $55,124
Lab Technologist
$23,539 – $52,528

Future Jobs

Sr. Chemist
$49,447 – $106,185
Analytical Chemist
$33,933 – $78,688
Research Chemist
$35,514 – $94,410


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