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Top Paid Work Specialties

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Who were the biggest earners in 2015? Data from the latest 2015 ChemCensus has revealed the best compensated work specialties for chemists. Among full-time workers the highest earners were in the field of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, which narrowly beat chemical engineering. Other big earners were biotechnologists, polymer chemists, and clinical chemists.

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By comparison, chemical educators were among the lowest paid full-time workers, followed closely by those in general chemistry, nanochemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry.

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