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Chemist Average Salary in Dominican Republic 2022

How much money does a Chemist make in Dominican Republic?

Average Monthly Salary
38,800 DOP
( 465,000 DOP yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Dominican Republic

Median and salary distribution monthly Dominican Republic Chemist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Chemist salaries in Dominican Republic range from 20,200 DOP per month (minimum salary) to 59,300 DOP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Chemist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Dominican Republic Chemist
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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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

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.

Chemist average salary change by experience in Dominican Republic

0 - 2 Years
22,900 DOP
2 - 5 Years+34%
30,700 DOP
5 - 10 Years+30%
39,900 DOP
10 - 15 Years+21%
48,300 DOP
15 - 20 Years+9%
52,800 DOP
20+ Years+5%
55,600 DOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Chemist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Chemist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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.

Chemist average salary difference by education level in Dominican Republic

Bachelor's Degree
29,500 DOP
Master's Degree+24%
36,600 DOP
58,500 DOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Chemist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Dominican Republic Chemist
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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.

40,600 DOP
37,500 DOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Dominican Republic for all Careers

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Chemist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Dominican Republic

How much are annual salary increments in Dominican Republic for Chemist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


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.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Dominican Republic / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Dominican Republic is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Dominican Republic for the year 2021. 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Chemist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Dominican Republic

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Dominican Republic Chemist
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Chemist Average Hourly Wage in Dominican Republic

220 DOP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dominican Republic is 220 DOP. This means that the average Chemist in Dominican Republic earns approximately 220 DOP for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Chemist VS Other Jobs

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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Lab Technologist18,700 DOP-52%
Algorithm Developer24,400 DOP-37%
Analytical Chemist34,700 DOP-10%
Anthropologist26,600 DOP-31%
Archeologist24,500 DOP-37%
Assistant Breeder12,000 DOP-69%
Astronomer44,100 DOP+14%
Atmospheric and Space Scientist37,000 DOP-5%
Behavior Analyst25,000 DOP-35%
Behavior Intervention Specialist26,500 DOP-32%
Biochemist39,600 DOP+2%
Biofuels Processing Technician16,100 DOP-58%
Biofuels Production Manager27,400 DOP-29%
Biologist42,900 DOP+11%
Biomedical Scientist43,500 DOP+12%
Biophysicist38,800 DOP+0%
Chemical Engineer18,600 DOP-52%
Chemical Technologist18,000 DOP-54%
Chemist38,800 DOP+0%
Chief Technologist35,500 DOP-8%
Climate Change Analyst26,000 DOP-33%
Clinical Laboratory Scientist42,100 DOP+9%
Computer Scientist30,900 DOP-20%
Conservation Scientist34,100 DOP-12%
Data Scientist30,400 DOP-22%
DNA Analyst41,500 DOP+7%
Ecologist31,600 DOP-18%
Economic Development Specialist30,600 DOP-21%
Flavourist12,900 DOP-67%
Food Scientist25,600 DOP-34%
Forensic Scientist33,500 DOP-14%
Formulation Technologist15,100 DOP-61%
Fraud Investigator18,700 DOP-52%
Genomics Scientist40,200 DOP+4%
Geographer20,900 DOP-46%
Geographic Information Systems Technician14,200 DOP-63%
Geological Data Technician14,400 DOP-63%
Geological Technician17,800 DOP-54%
Geologist32,900 DOP-15%
Geomatics Scientist32,500 DOP-16%
Geophysical Data Technician12,600 DOP-67%
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist29,900 DOP-23%
Hydrologist27,900 DOP-28%
Industrial Ecologist28,900 DOP-25%
Intelligence Analyst23,700 DOP-39%
Knowledge Management Specialist20,400 DOP-47%
Laboratory Manager29,800 DOP-23%
Laboratory Researcher19,600 DOP-49%
Laboratory Technician12,100 DOP-69%
Life Sciences Analyst27,500 DOP-29%
Life Scientist31,600 DOP-18%
Marine Architect25,400 DOP-34%
Marine Biologist29,700 DOP-23%
Marine Superintendent16,600 DOP-57%
Materials Analyst17,900 DOP-54%
Materials Scientist28,900 DOP-25%
Mathematician32,600 DOP-16%
Medical Scientist41,600 DOP+7%
Metallurgist30,300 DOP-22%
Meteorologist29,100 DOP-25%
Microbiologist41,100 DOP+6%
Natural Language Processing Researcher26,800 DOP-31%
Natural Resource Specialist23,400 DOP-40%
Natural Sciences Manager40,100 DOP+3%
Nuclear Engineer44,600 DOP+15%
Physical Scientist33,100 DOP-15%
Physicist39,400 DOP+2%
Political Scientist31,100 DOP-20%
Polygraph Examiner11,600 DOP-70%
Polysomnographic Technologist19,100 DOP-51%
Product Development Scientist32,500 DOP-16%
Quantitative Research Analyst28,900 DOP-25%
Quantitative Researcher27,800 DOP-28%
Radiation Protection Specialist21,600 DOP-44%
Refrigeration Technician9,350 DOP-76%
Research Scientist30,400 DOP-22%
Risk Safety Engineer18,900 DOP-51%
Scientific Photographer18,900 DOP-51%
Scientific Programmer25,800 DOP-33%
Scientist28,900 DOP-25%
Service Engineer17,600 DOP-55%
Service Technician12,200 DOP-69%
Social Science Research Assistant17,100 DOP-56%
Social Scientist30,400 DOP-22%
Sociologist31,200 DOP-19%
Soil Scientist25,200 DOP-35%
Statistical Analyst17,600 DOP-55%
Statistical Assistant13,600 DOP-65%
Statistician29,500 DOP-24%
Survey Analyst17,600 DOP-55%
Survey Researcher15,700 DOP-59%
Surveying and Mapping Technician11,400 DOP-71%
Team Leader26,600 DOP-31%
Technical Manager29,200 DOP-25%
Technical Officer12,600 DOP-67%
Technical Service Director38,200 DOP-1%
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist18,700 DOP-52%
Technical Services Research and Development Manager42,000 DOP+8%
Technical Services Research Coordinator21,300 DOP-45%
Technician11,600 DOP-70%
Water Ecologist33,900 DOP-13%
Wildlife Biologist29,200 DOP-25%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Santo Domingo40,500 DOP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
19,400 DOP
Public Sector+7%
20,700 DOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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