How much does a Chemist I make in the United States? The average Chemist I salary in the United States is $57,504 as of April 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $51,972 and $65,993. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Chemist I evaluates the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances. Utilizes established methods and procedures and laboratory equipment to perform analytical testing of substances. Being a Chemist I prepares compounds, reagents and solutions. Develop and write technical reports of testing results. Additionally, Chemist I requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Chemist I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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Skills associated with Chemist I: Scientific Testing, Sample Collection, Test Monitoring, Analytical Chemistry

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