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$70,196

Average Base Salary

$34/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$1,572

Average Bonus
The average chemistry researcher salary in District of Columbia, United States is $70,196 or an equivalent hourly rate of $34. This is 14% higher (+$8,816) than the average chemistry researcher salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,572. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.
Salary by Experience

$52,959

Entry Level Salary

$94,128

Senior Level Salary
An entry level chemistry researcher (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $52,959. On the other end, a senior level chemistry researcher (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $94,128.

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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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