An Analytical Chemist earns an average salary of $55,020 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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,310 - $87,150  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $9,060  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,973  
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$35,562 - $82,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 742
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$14.80 - $28.24  
   
Overtime
$23.32 - $42.81  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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$251.68 - $9,060  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,973  
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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$35,562 - $82,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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Job Description for Analytical Chemist

Analytical chemists are specialized scientists who work to determine the chemical makeup of a variety of substances, both organic and inorganic. They must not only determine what chemical compounds and molecules are contained in a piece of matter, but also the quantities of those chemicals relative to others to discover chemical impurities, analyze unknown samples, and maintain quality control for specific chemical substances and medicines.

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Analytical Chemist Tasks

  • Use computer-controlled instruments in laboratories to take measurements.
  • Study samples, calibrate and standardize test results, interpret data and report results.
  • Determine the composition and structure of matter.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,272

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Key Stats for Analytical Chemist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Analytical Chemist Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Analytical Chemist Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
up arrow 15%

Method Development
up arrow 8%


Chemistry
up arrow 6%


Chromatography
up arrow 2%


National Average
$52,000



GMP Compliance
up arrow 3%

HPLC
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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