Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Chemist is $46,740 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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$34,125 - $66,046
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MEDIAN: $46,739
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Quality Control (QC) Chemist Total Pay (?
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$14.17 - $25.05
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,125 - $66,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,976  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,108  
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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$32,295 - $64,082  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 680
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $25.05  
   
Overtime
$20.63 - $34.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,976  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,108  
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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$32,295 - $64,082  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 680
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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 Difference By Location
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Atlanta
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Huntsville
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$44,000
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Cincinnati
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Quality Control (QC) Chemist Reviews

What is it like working as a Quality Control (QC) Chemist?
Quality Control (QC) Chemist in Lancaster:
"Pharmaceutical Chemist."
Pros: Overtime is available, which off-set the low compensation.
Cons: The pay is far below average and the 70 miles a day commute makes it worse.
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%
Late-Career
up arrow 28%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

HPLC
up arrow 18%
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
National Average
$44,000
Chemistry
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 178 votes.
Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%
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