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Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salary

Median pay for Chemical Laboratory Analysts in the United States is around $15.94 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $4K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Chemical Laboratory Analysts spread between $26K and $62K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chemical Laboratory Analysts. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. Women make up a slight majority of Chemical Laboratory Analysts (56 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,542 - $64,050
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MEDIAN: $40,566
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$11.57 - $25.89
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,542 - $64,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,962  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,803  
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 - $62,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $25.89  
   
Overtime
$15.06 - $39.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,962  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,803  
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 - $62,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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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It's not very common for Chemical Laboratory Analysts to move on to become Research Chemists. Average pay for a Research Chemist is $57K annually. However, becoming a Chemist or Chemical Laboratory Technician is a more frequent transition for Chemical Laboratory Analysts.

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Experience Affects Laboratory Analyst, Chemical Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%