Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

An average Chemical Laboratory Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.88 per hour. Total cash compensation to Chemical Laboratory Analysts approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $63K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Chemical Laboratory Analysts making up 56 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Chemical Laboratory Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,970 - $66,504
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$30K
$40K
$67K
MEDIAN: $40,333
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$12.15 - $25.80
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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.

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Chemical Laboratory Analysts do not often transition into Research Chemist roles. The role averages $58K per year. However, Chemical Laboratory Analysts typically graduate to 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Chemical Laboratory Analysts. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $35K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $41K. Chemical Laboratory Analysts bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $59K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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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