Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

Pay for Chemical Laboratory Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.87 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $3K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Chemical Laboratory Analysts can bottom out near $27K or peak near $64K depending on individual performance. Work is enjoyable for Chemical Laboratory Analysts, who typically claim high 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. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,788 - $68,336

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$11.95 - $25.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,788 - $68,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
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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$26,732 - $63,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $25.97  
   
Overtime
$17.05 - $39.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
   
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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$26,732 - $63,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Though not the most common occurrence, Chemical Laboratory Analysts sometimes become Research Chemists, where the average income is $57K per year. Becoming a Chemist or a Chemical Laboratory Technician is, however, a more typical career progression 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.


Chemical Laboratory Analysts generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Chemical Laboratory Analysts make a median salary of $48K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $59K.

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Experience Affects Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

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
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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