Associate Chemist Salary

Associate Chemists in the United States take home an average $50K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men working as Associate Chemists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,432 - $62,305
$38K
$50K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,957
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50%
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$15.22 - $23.49
$15
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$23
MEDIAN: $17.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,432 - $62,305  
   
Bonus
$503 - $5,463  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$34,303 - $62,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $37.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$503 - $5,463  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$34,303 - $62,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Associate Chemist

Associate chemists work primarily in a laboratory setting for manufacturing companies and research laboratories to conduct experiments that are useful in product development, material analysis, and other research. They also assist in designing and setting up experiments and other means of analysis. This position is usually full-time, and these chemists work independently at some times and on teams at other times, so they should be able to excel independently as well as in a team environment.

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Associate Chemist Tasks

  • Perform and analyze chemical tests and procedure.
  • Perform general lab maintenance and upkeep.
  • Create data sheets and records.
  • Follow, document, and replicate procedures.
  • Take and prepare samples.

Common Career Paths for Associate Chemist


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While not commonly seen, Associate Chemists who transition into a Senior Chemist position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Chemists is $75K per year. A more common career path for Associate Chemists is stepping into the role of Chemist or Research Chemist.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Chemist

Pay by Experience for an Associate Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 136 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Associate Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 14 salaries. An Associate Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Associate Chemist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Associate Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$47,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Associate Chemist Salaries

GMP Compliance
▲21%

Product Development
▲3%

Research Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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