Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

Pay for Chemical Laboratory Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.88 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Chemical Laboratory Analysts spread between $28K and $63K depending on individual performance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Chemical Laboratory Analysts making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chemical Laboratory Analysts. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,970 - $66,504
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$67K
MEDIAN: $40,333
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$12.15 - $25.80
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,970 - $66,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $4,767  
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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$27,659 - $63,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $25.80  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $40.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $4,767  
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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$27,659 - $63,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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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While Chemical Laboratory Analysts do not often become Research Chemists, the job pays $58K per year on average. However, becoming a Chemist or Chemical Laboratory Technician is a more frequent transition for Chemical Laboratory Analysts.

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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Chemical Laboratory Analysts. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $35K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Chemical Laboratory Analysts make a median salary of $46K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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