Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

Median pay for Chemical Laboratory Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.51 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Chemical Laboratory Analysts making up 51 percent of survey respondents. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,973 - $65,619
$33K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $44,586
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$13.74 - $23.44
$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,973 - $65,619  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $3,394  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,172 - $56,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $23.44  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$197.27 - $3,394  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,172 - $56,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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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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 $70K 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

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
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%
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