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What will I earn?

How much will I earn if I have a career in chemistry?

Independent research shows that the average chemistry graduate earns substantially more over a lifetime than graduates of many other disciplines. A degree in chemistry could increase your lifetime earnings by £190,000 compared to what you could achieve with two A-levels, and by £60,000 compared to most other graduates.

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If you want to find out more about salaries in a particular career area, current job advertisements are a good source of information. Newspapers, career websites and magazines focusing on topics relevant to your area of interest are good places to start. Remember that salaries depend on a large number of factors, including qualifications required, geographical location, experience and age of applicant, size and type of the organisation.

Does a chemistry degree pay off?
Research showing that chemistry graduates earn more than graduates of other disciplines.

Republic of Ireland - salary guide for chemists.