Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary (United States)

Chemical Laboratory Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $15.91 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $11.51 per hour to $25.85. A strong majority enjoy medical while around two-thirds get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to about half. Women Chemical Laboratory Analysts just slightly outnumber men in the field. Most Chemical Laboratory Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary (?
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$29,181 - $65,072
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,644
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Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary (?
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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$11.51 - $25.85
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,181 - $65,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,989  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,674  
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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$25,505 - $63,000  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $25.85  
   
Overtime
$15.30 - $39.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,989  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,674  
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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$25,505 - $63,000  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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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Chemical Laboratory Analysts' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Research Chemist may get paid an extra $19,911 per year. It is not unusual for a Chemical Laboratory Analyst to become a Chemist or a Chemical Laboratory Technician.

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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$37,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%
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