Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

For Chemical Laboratory Analysts, hourly average wages total $16.67 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Chemical Laboratory Analysts — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Chemical Laboratory Analysts (54 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,626 - $65,902
$35K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,304
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$13.65 - $23.44
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MEDIAN: $16.67
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$0$65K
Salary $34,626 - $65,902
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$30,228 - $60,899
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.65 - $23.44
Overtime $20.27 - $39.00
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$30,228 - $60,899
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Laboratory Analyst, Chemical


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Chemical Laboratory Analysts may progress into high-paying roles like Quality Assurance Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. With an annual salary of $48K, Chemist is the most common role for Chemical Laboratory Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Chemical Laboratory Technician role — which usually pays $38K — is also typical for Chemical Laboratory Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Analyst, Chemical

Pay by Experience for a Laboratory Analyst, Chemical has a positive trend. An entry-level Laboratory Analyst, Chemical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Laboratory Analyst, Chemical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Laboratory Analyst, Chemical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 22 salaries. A Laboratory Analyst, Chemical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Laboratory Analyst, Chemical

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%
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