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Chemical Technician Salary

For Chemical Technicians, hourly average wages total $17.74 per hour. 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. Most Chemical Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,878 - $71,232
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,069
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$12.29 - $24.39
(Median)
$12
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,878 - $71,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,970  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $6,167  
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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$28,572 - $61,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $24.39  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $6,167  
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).
)
$28,572 - $61,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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.


Chemical Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $37K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $57K.

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Experience Affects Chemical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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