Chemist salary in the United States

Average salary
$68,000/yr
Based on 9,006 income tax records
$28,000
$162,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$46K
 
$60K
 
$81K
 
$87K
 
$86K
$28,000
$162,500
How much do Chemists make?
The average total salary for a Chemist is $68,000 per year. This is based on data from 9,006 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Chemist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Chemist salary can vary between $28,000 to $162,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Chemist salary by location

Chemist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union, Union County, NJ
12 income tax records
$215,500/yr
$98K – $281K
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Eastman Chemical Company, Sullivan County, TN
12 income tax records
$143,500/yr
$67K – $178K
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Glaxosmithkline, Montgomery County, PA
14 income tax records
$130,000/yr
$91K – $160K
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US Department Of Defense, Harford County, MD
12 income tax records
$129,000/yr
$81K – $181K
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Ntess, Bernalillo County, NM
12 income tax records
$123,500/yr
$80K – $160K
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Lilly, Marion County, IN
20 income tax records
$122,000/yr
$69K – $218K
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Pfizer, New London County, CT
13 income tax records
$122,000/yr
$70K – $155K
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3M, Washington County, MN
13 income tax records
$119,500/yr
$91K – $140K
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Dow, Brazoria County, TX
16 income tax records
$112,000/yr
$70K – $250K
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ExxonMobil, Harris County, TX
15 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$77K – $212K
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National Finance Center, Montgomery County, MD
11 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$79K – $146K
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Procter & Gamble, Hamilton County, OH
13 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$75K – $149K
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PPG Industries, Allegheny County, PA
20 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$53K – $108K
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Ampac Fine Chemicals, Sacramento County, CA
10 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$36K – $136K
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Department Of The Interior, Jefferson County, CO
10 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$54K – $109K
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Sherwin-Williams, Cuyahoga County, OH
24 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$54K – $99K
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Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Monongalia County, WV
17 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$53K – $93K
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Safc, Dane County, WI
10 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$49K – $160K
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Ppg Industries Ohio, Cuyahoga County, OH
11 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$41K – $87K
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Aldrich Chemical Co, Milwaukee County, WI
10 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$53K – $70K
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Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster County, PA
28 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$38K – $77K
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University Of Wisconsin System, Dane County, WI
10 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$44K – $85K
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PPD, Dane County, WI
15 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$34K – $95K
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Eurofins Food Chemistry Testing, Dane County, WI
14 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$31K – $98K
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Eurofins Lancaster Labs Enviro, Lancaster County, PA
10 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$37K – $54K

Chemist demographics in United States

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50% are single
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50% are married
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36% have kids
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56% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Chemists in United States

9,006 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a chemist in the United States is $68,000 per year. Chemist salaries in the United States can vary between $28,000 to $162,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 9,006 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as chemist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for chemists in the United States: Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union ($215,500 a year), Eastman Chemical Company ($143,500 a year), and Glaxosmithkline ($130,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for chemists in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($102,000 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($101,000 a year), and Boston Metro Area, MA ($95,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.