Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

For Chemical Laboratory Analysts, hourly average wages total $16.39 per hour. Total incomes of Chemical Laboratory Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $64K. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Chemical Laboratory Analysts making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Most Chemical Laboratory Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,602 - $66,290
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,239
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$11.74 - $26.05
(Median)
$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,602 - $66,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $4,777  
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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$25,915 - $64,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $26.05  
   
Overtime
$15.16 - $39.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $4,777  
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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$25,915 - $64,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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Job Description for Laboratory Analyst, Chemical

Chemical laboratory analyst positions exist in a wide variety of fields and companies, ranging from pharmaceutical companies to government agencies. Their daily tasks may include receiving and maintaining lab samples, performing maintenance and calibration for various lab equipment, and recording and analyzing results. They are tasked with ensuring that safety standards and company policies are enforced at all times. The amount of exposure to hazardous materials depends on the work being done in any given project, but the risk is typically mitigated appropriately in the laboratory environment.

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Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Tasks

  • Calibrate and standardize reagents on a day-to-day basis.
  • Perform wet chemical methods such as thin layer chromatography and acid-base titrations.
  • Test water, ion exchange resin, and other samples for the facility or other projects.
  • Analyze data, record results, and maintain documentation.

Common Career Paths for Laboratory Analyst, Chemical


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As Chemical Laboratory Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Quality Assurance Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Quality Assurance Managers earn $68K on average per year. A Chemical Laboratory Analyst often moves on to become a Chemist or a Chemical Laboratory Technician.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Analyst, Chemical

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


For many Chemical Laboratory Analysts, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. For Chemical Laboratory Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $57K.

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Experience Affects Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%