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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.


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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