Associate Chemist Salary

Associate Chemists in the United States take home approximately $49K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men make up a slight majority of Associate Chemists (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of Associate Chemists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,943 - $61,964
$38K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,125
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$15.26 - $25.53
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MEDIAN: $17.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,943 - $61,964  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $5,537  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,035 - $61,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $37.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$496.65 - $5,537  
   
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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$34,035 - $61,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Associate Chemists move into roles as Senior Chemists, where pay is an average $75K per year. When Associate Chemists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Chemists or Research Chemists. Those roles pay an additional $1K and $11K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Chemist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $46K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $51K on average. On average, Associate Chemists make $50K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $65K.

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Key Stats for Associate Chemist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Associate Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$47,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Associate Chemist Salaries

GMP Compliance
▲22%

Product Development
▲4%

Research Analysis
▲1%

National Average
$47,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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