The average salary for an Analytical Chemist is $51,177 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Analytical Chemist Total Pay (?
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$36,498 - $81,451
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MEDIAN: $51,177
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Analytical Chemist Total Pay (?
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$13.88 - $24.87
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,498 - $81,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,642  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $9,060  
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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$34,082 - $79,842  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,642
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$15.09 - $38.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,642  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $9,060  
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).
)
$34,082 - $79,842  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,642
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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
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Pay Difference By Location
Boston
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Irvine
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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St. Louis
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$49,000
Cincinnati
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Pittsburgh
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Indianapolis
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Atlanta
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Denver
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Analytical Chemist Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Analytical Chemist Salaries

Troubleshooting
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Technical Analysis
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National Average
$49,000
Data Analysis
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Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
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: 57% employee benefits None: 12%
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