Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salary

The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Chemist is $48,194 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are GMP Compliance and HPLC. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$34,436 - $66,672
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MEDIAN: $48,193
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$14.62 - $24.94
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,436 - $66,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,378  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,363  
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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$32,845 - $64,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$18.24 - $37.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,378  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,363  
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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$32,845 - $64,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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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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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

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 37%


National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

GMP Compliance
up arrow 21%

HPLC
up arrow 11%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Chemistry
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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