Analytical Chemist Salary (United States)

An Analytical Chemist earns an average salary of $50,906 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Mass Spectrometry is associated with high pay for this job.
Analytical Chemist Total Pay (?
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$36,444 - $80,957
(Median)
36K
51K
65K
81K
MEDIAN: $50,906
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Analytical Chemist Total Pay (?
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$13.83 - $24.76
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,444 - $80,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,029  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $7,522  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,166 - $79,159  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $24.76  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $38.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $7,522  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$34,166 - $79,159  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,463
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Job Description for Analytical Chemist
  • Determine the composition and structure of matter.
  • Study samples, calibrate and standardize test results, interpret data and report results.
  • Use computer-controlled instruments in laboratories to take measurements.
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Pay by Experience Level for Analytical Chemist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
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Irvine
up arrow 31%
up arrow 17%
Philadelphia
up arrow 17%
Chicago
up arrow 4%
St. Louis
up arrow 3%
Minneapolis
up arrow 3%
Raleigh
up arrow 3%
National Average
$49,000
Pittsburgh
up arrow 2%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Indianapolis
up arrow 8%
Madison
up arrow 9%
Cincinnati
up arrow 15%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
Denver
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Experience Affects Analytical Chemist Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Analytical Chemist Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
up arrow 47%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%
Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%
HPLC
up arrow 1%
National Average
$49,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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