Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

Median pay for Chemical Laboratory Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.46 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Chemical Laboratory Analysts (53 percent) who responded to the survey. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,068 - $66,563
$31K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,325
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$13.54 - $22.25
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MEDIAN: $16.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,068 - $66,563  
   
Bonus
$192.19 - $3,027  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$29,849 - $57,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$19.82 - $37.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$192.19 - $3,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$29,849 - $57,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Quality Assurance Manager. The latter position pays an average of $69K annually. A Chemical Laboratory Analyst may also move into a role as 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $36K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $41K. Chemical Laboratory Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $49K on average.

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Key Stats for Laboratory Analyst, Chemical

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salaries

Experienced
▲30%

Late-Career
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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