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The average chemist research & development salary in United States is $72,506 or an equivalent hourly rate of $35. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,820. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level chemist research & development (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $55,270. On the other end, a senior level chemist research & development (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $103,230.

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Job Description
Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge. Excludes “Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers" (19-2042) and "Biochemists and Biophysicists" (19-1021).

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