Chemical Technician Salary

Median pay for Chemical Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $18.60 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,913 - $64,064
$31K
$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,973
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$11.77 - $26.39
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MEDIAN: $18.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,913 - $64,064  
   
Bonus
$981 - $13,489  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$28,359 - $63,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $26.39  
   
Overtime
$18.01 - $47.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$981 - $13,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$28,359 - $63,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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Job Description for Chemical Technician

A chemical technician works at a facility such as a plant that processes or deals with chemicals. Some examples of places that employ chemical technicians are water purification plants and waste treatment centers. The chemical technician may deal with chemicals that keep the facility’s equipment working correctly or that are used to treat the product the facility deals with. The technician should make sure that chemicals are treated and disposed of in line with laws and company policy. The technician will work with the compliance department to make sure all work is done according to health, environmental, and safety regulations.

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Chemical Technician Tasks

  • Apply, evaluate, and improve chemical processes and chemicals.
  • Record results meticulously, report all deviations from optimum and taking steps to remedy.
  • Conduct quality control and safety surveys, and log results across time for different sites.
  • Set up, operate, and maintain equipment to create, disseminate, use, or apply chemicals.

Common Career Paths for Chemical Technician


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For Chemical Technicians, advancing into a Chemist role, for which the median salary is $48K, is not common but it does happen.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Technician

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Chemical Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 31 salaries. A Chemical Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Chemical Technician?

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"A higher degree of chemistry."
Take course that will give you either a greater level of engineering or chemistry knowledge.

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Key Stats for Chemical Technician

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Chemical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Chemical Technician Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲9%

National Average
$42,000

Data Analysis
▼4%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼6%

Safety Compliance
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 19%
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