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Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salary

The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Chemist is $48,265 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.

$34,228 - $66,608
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,264
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$14.58 - $25.10
(Median)
$15
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,228 - $66,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,849  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $4,404  
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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$32,464 - $64,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.58 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $36.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,849  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $4,404  
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).
)
$32,464 - $64,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245

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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 34%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

HPLC
up arrow 12%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Chemistry
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%