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Research & Development Chemist Salary

How much does a Research & Development Chemist make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Research & Development Chemist

$64,036 (USD)/yr

$31 (USD)/hr

$1,441 (USD)/yr

$63,247 (USD)/yr

$30 (USD)/hr

$1,441 (USD)/yr

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).
The average research & development chemist salary in United States is $64,036 or an equivalent hourly rate of $31. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,441. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$46,188 (USD)

$78,826 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$74,236 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Research & Development Chemist will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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