A person working as a Chemist in Dominican Republic typically earns around 38,800 DOP per month. Salaries range from 20,200 DOP (lowest) to 59,300 DOP (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Chemist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Chemist salaries in Dominican Republic range from 20,200 DOP per month (minimum salary) to 59,300 DOP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 37,200 DOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chemist(s) are earning less than 37,200 DOP while the other half are earning more than 37,200 DOP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Chemist(s) are earning less than 25,800 DOP while 75% of them are earning more than 25,800 DOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chemist(s) are earning less than 46,300 DOP while 25% are earning more than 46,300 DOP.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Chemist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Chemist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 22,900 DOP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 30,700 DOP per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 39,900 DOP per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Chemist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 48,300 DOP per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 52,800 DOP per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 55,600 DOP per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Chemist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Chemist is 29,500 DOP per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 36,600 DOP per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 58,500 DOP per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Dominican Republic costs anywhere from 99,300 Dominican Peso(s) to 298,000 Dominican Peso(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Chemist employees in Dominican Republic earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Chemist(s) in Dominican Republic are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Dominican Republic for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Chemist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
47% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Chemist is 46% more than that of Science and Technical Services. Also, Science and Technical Services salaries are 34% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Lab Technologist||18,700 DOP||-52%|
|Algorithm Developer||24,400 DOP||-37%|
|Analytical Chemist||34,700 DOP||-10%|
|Assistant Breeder||12,000 DOP||-69%|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||37,000 DOP||-5%|
|Behavior Analyst||25,000 DOP||-35%|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||26,500 DOP||-32%|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||16,100 DOP||-58%|
|Biofuels Production Manager||27,400 DOP||-29%|
|Biomedical Scientist||43,500 DOP||+12%|
|Chemical Engineer||18,600 DOP||-52%|
|Chemical Technologist||18,000 DOP||-54%|
|Chief Technologist||35,500 DOP||-8%|
|Climate Change Analyst||26,000 DOP||-33%|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||42,100 DOP||+9%|
|Computer Scientist||30,900 DOP||-20%|
|Conservation Scientist||34,100 DOP||-12%|
|Data Scientist||30,400 DOP||-22%|
|DNA Analyst||41,500 DOP||+7%|
|Economic Development Specialist||30,600 DOP||-21%|
|Food Scientist||25,600 DOP||-34%|
|Forensic Scientist||33,500 DOP||-14%|
|Formulation Technologist||15,100 DOP||-61%|
|Fraud Investigator||18,700 DOP||-52%|
|Genomics Scientist||40,200 DOP||+4%|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||14,200 DOP||-63%|
|Geological Data Technician||14,400 DOP||-63%|
|Geological Technician||17,800 DOP||-54%|
|Geomatics Scientist||32,500 DOP||-16%|
|Geophysical Data Technician||12,600 DOP||-67%|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||29,900 DOP||-23%|
|Industrial Ecologist||28,900 DOP||-25%|
|Intelligence Analyst||23,700 DOP||-39%|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||20,400 DOP||-47%|
|Laboratory Manager||29,800 DOP||-23%|
|Laboratory Researcher||19,600 DOP||-49%|
|Laboratory Technician||12,100 DOP||-69%|
|Life Sciences Analyst||27,500 DOP||-29%|
|Life Scientist||31,600 DOP||-18%|
|Marine Architect||25,400 DOP||-34%|
|Marine Biologist||29,700 DOP||-23%|
|Marine Superintendent||16,600 DOP||-57%|
|Materials Analyst||17,900 DOP||-54%|
|Materials Scientist||28,900 DOP||-25%|
|Medical Scientist||41,600 DOP||+7%|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||26,800 DOP||-31%|
|Natural Resource Specialist||23,400 DOP||-40%|
|Natural Sciences Manager||40,100 DOP||+3%|
|Nuclear Engineer||44,600 DOP||+15%|
|Physical Scientist||33,100 DOP||-15%|
|Political Scientist||31,100 DOP||-20%|
|Polygraph Examiner||11,600 DOP||-70%|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||19,100 DOP||-51%|
|Product Development Scientist||32,500 DOP||-16%|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||28,900 DOP||-25%|
|Quantitative Researcher||27,800 DOP||-28%|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||21,600 DOP||-44%|
|Refrigeration Technician||9,350 DOP||-76%|
|Research Scientist||30,400 DOP||-22%|
|Risk Safety Engineer||18,900 DOP||-51%|
|Scientific Photographer||18,900 DOP||-51%|
|Scientific Programmer||25,800 DOP||-33%|
|Service Engineer||17,600 DOP||-55%|
|Service Technician||12,200 DOP||-69%|
|Social Science Research Assistant||17,100 DOP||-56%|
|Social Scientist||30,400 DOP||-22%|
|Soil Scientist||25,200 DOP||-35%|
|Statistical Analyst||17,600 DOP||-55%|
|Statistical Assistant||13,600 DOP||-65%|
|Survey Analyst||17,600 DOP||-55%|
|Survey Researcher||15,700 DOP||-59%|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||11,400 DOP||-71%|
|Team Leader||26,600 DOP||-31%|
|Technical Manager||29,200 DOP||-25%|
|Technical Officer||12,600 DOP||-67%|
|Technical Service Director||38,200 DOP||-1%|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||18,700 DOP||-52%|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||42,000 DOP||+8%|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||21,300 DOP||-45%|
|Water Ecologist||33,900 DOP||-13%|
|Wildlife Biologist||29,200 DOP||-25%|
|Santo Domingo||40,500 DOP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Dominican Republic earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.