The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Chemist is $47,181 per year. A skill in HPLC is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Quality Control (QC) Chemist Total Pay (?
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$34,454 - $66,522
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MEDIAN: $47,180
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Quality Control (QC) Chemist Total Pay (?
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$14.19 - $25.16
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,454 - $66,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $4,075  
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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$32,426 - $64,586  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 644
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $25.16  
   
Overtime
$20.32 - $34.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $4,075  
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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$32,426 - $64,586  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 644
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Job Description for Quality Control (QC) Chemist
Companies that manufacture chemicals and solvents normally hire quality control (QC) chemists. Quality control differs from quality assurance; while quality assurance focuses on the chemical development and creation processes, quality control chemists assess the final product through chemical analysis to ensure it meets organizational standards.
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Quality Control (QC) Chemist Tasks
  • Maintain the lab and calibrate equipment, including documentation of use and results.
  • Identify and investigate abnormal test results, conducting root cause analysis.
  • Extract, derive, and analyze samples using scientific equipment.
  • Prepare study protocols, collect data, and present recommendations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Chemist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Huntsville
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National Average
$44,000
Kansas City
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Chicago
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St. Louis
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Cincinnati
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

HPLC
up arrow 21%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
National Average
$44,000
Chemistry
up arrow 11%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 171 votes.
Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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