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Chemical Technician Salary

Chemical Technicians in the United States take home approximately $17.70 per hour on average. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Chemical Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of Chemical Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$32,493 - $69,406
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MEDIAN: $46,942
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$12.20 - $24.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,493 - $69,406  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $6,050  
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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$29,172 - $60,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $39.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$992 - $6,050  
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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$29,172 - $60,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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

  • 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.
  • Apply, evaluate, and improve chemical processes and chemicals.
  • Record results meticulously, report all deviations from optimum and taking steps to remedy.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Technician

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


For Chemical Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Chemical Technicians make a median salary of $50K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $56K.

Experience Affects Chemical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%