The average pay for an Entry-Level Analytical Chemist is $49,710 per year.

$35,746 - $71,558
$36K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,710
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$14.58 - $26.14
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MEDIAN: $18.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,746 - $71,558  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $6,411  
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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$33,292 - $69,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.58 - $26.14  
   
Overtime
$22.96 - $40.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $6,411  
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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$33,292 - $69,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 214

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National Average: $47,583

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Analytical Chemist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Analytical Chemist in Grand Rapids:
"Vary your skills."
Learn as many analytical techniques as you can; specialize in a couple; learn how to draw conclusions from data of different techniques together.

Analytical Chemist in Logan:
"Verbal promises are no good."
Work in a place that treats employees well, and also holds you accountable for progress. If you work someplace with a negative atmosphere, get out. It may be tempting to try and change it, but if the managers are negative it will never change. Smaller companies can get stagnant. Shoot for jobs with large companies at the start of your career, they probably will do a better job of training you, and the pay is better. Then, later on in your career you can better deal with, and be of value to, smaller companies that can use your knowledge of solid business practices to experience their own success.

Key Stats for Analytical Chemist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
068
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Analytical Chemist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 7%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

HPLC
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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