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$62,709

Average Base Salary

$30/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$1,411

Average Bonus
The average research & development chemist salary in Colorado, United States is $62,709 or an equivalent hourly rate of $30. This is 1% higher (+$810) than the average research & development chemist salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,411. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Colorado, United States.
Salary by Experience

$47,311

Entry Level Salary

$84,159

Senior Level Salary
An entry level research & development chemist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $47,311. On the other end, a senior level research & development chemist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $84,159.

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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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