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Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

Median pay for Chemical Laboratory Analysts in the United States is around $16.46 per hour. In the world of Chemical Laboratory Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $26K and $65K. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Chemical Laboratory Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Chemical Laboratory Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,467 - $68,336
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,159
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$11.88 - $26.08
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$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,467 - $68,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
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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$26,206 - $64,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $26.08  
   
Overtime
$16.80 - $40.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
   
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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$26,206 - $64,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Research Chemists. That role pays $57K per year on average. More commonly, Chemical Laboratory Analysts become Chemists or Chemical Laboratory Technicians.

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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.


Chemical Laboratory Analysts generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker earns $35K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

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 50 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
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: 18%
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