Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 83,600 people employed as chemists in the United States. The median annual salary is $79,430. Entry level employees earn approximately $48,100 per year and senior employees earn approximately $134,780 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.