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168 Research Chemist Salaries

Research Chemists earn $61,000 annually on average, or $29 per hour, which is 3% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Research Chemists work for Firmenich at $106,000 annually while the lowest paid Research Chemists work for New Mexico State earning approximately $30,000 each year.

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$61K United States Department of Agriculture's Average Research Chemist Salary (5 salaries)

Equal to national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
+$11K (19%) more than average United States Department of Agriculture salary ($50K)
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+$93K (86%) more than average United States Department of Agriculture Research Chemist salary ($61K)
"No. My pay is very good, and I get a cost-of-living allowance that makes it possible for me to survive in the San Francisco Bay area. The problem with working for the Fed is that bonuses are tiny to nonexistent, so incentive is low."
Equal to average United States Department of Agriculture Research Chemist salary ($61K)
+$29K (38%) more than average United States Department of Agriculture Research Chemist salary ($61K)
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$106K Firmenich's Average Research Chemist Salary (2 salaries)

+$45K (53%) more than national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
+$54K (68%) more than average Firmenich salary ($52K)
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+$44K (34%) more than average Firmenich Research Chemist salary ($106K)
"Very good and competitive."
-$45K (53%) less than average Firmenich Research Chemist salary ($106K)

$24K University of California, Riverside's Average Research Chemist Salary (1 salaries)

-$37K (87%) less than national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
-$6K (22%) less than average University of California, Riverside salary ($30K)
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Equal to average University of California, Riverside Research Chemist salary ($24K)
"Well, I should be very happy about the money I received from school as a researcher because it is free tuition for science major to attend graduate school. I do NOT believe that this is underpaid or overpaid. I know that once I graduate from school, I will be getting paid more than school. For this reason, I think it was actually an awesome opportunity to study and earn money to be a researcher in university."

$80K Kereos' Average Research Chemist Salary (7 salaries)

+$19K (26%) more than national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
Equal to average Kereos salary ($80K)
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Equal to average Kereos Research Chemist salary ($80K)
Equal to average Kereos Research Chemist salary ($80K)
Equal to average Kereos Research Chemist salary ($80K)
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$63K Merck's Average Research Chemist Salary (7 salaries)

+$2K (3%) more than national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
-$11K (16%) less than average Merck salary ($74K)
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+$18K (25%) more than average Merck Research Chemist salary ($63K)
+$8K (11%) more than average Merck Research Chemist salary ($63K)
-$2K (3%) less than average Merck Research Chemist salary ($63K)
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$92K DuPont's Average Research Chemist Salary (5 salaries)

+$31K (40%) more than national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
+$32K (42%) more than average DuPont salary ($60K)
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+$19K (18%) more than average DuPont Research Chemist salary ($92K)
-$3K (3%) less than average DuPont Research Chemist salary ($92K)
-$11K (12%) less than average DuPont Research Chemist salary ($92K)
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$78K Northern Engraving's Average Research Chemist Salary (4 salaries)

+$17K (24%) more than national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
+$15K (21%) more than average Northern Engraving salary ($63K)
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-$13K (18%) less than average Northern Engraving Research Chemist salary ($78K)
+$5K (6%) more than average Northern Engraving Research Chemist salary ($78K)
+$4K (5%) more than average Northern Engraving Research Chemist salary ($78K)
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$76K National Institute of Standards and Technology's Average Research Chemist Salary (4 salaries)

+$15K (21%) more than national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
+$15K (21%) more than average National Institute of Standards and Technology salary ($61K)
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-$1K (1%) less than average National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Chemist salary ($76K)
+$7K (8%) more than average National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Chemist salary ($76K)
-$11K (15%) less than average National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Chemist salary ($76K)
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$61K Cargill's Average Research Chemist Salary (4 salaries)

Equal to national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
+$10K (17%) more than average Cargill salary ($51K)
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Equal to average Cargill Research Chemist salary ($61K)
Equal to average Cargill Research Chemist salary ($61K)
+$4K (6%) more than average Cargill Research Chemist salary ($61K)
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$41K Apicore's Average Research Chemist Salary (4 salaries)

-$20K (39%) less than national average Research Chemist salary ($61K)
-$2K (4%) less than average Apicore salary ($43K)
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+$19K (37%) more than average Apicore Research Chemist salary ($41K)
-$11K (30%) less than average Apicore Research Chemist salary ($41K)
-$6K (15%) less than average Apicore Research Chemist salary ($41K)
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