Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salary

The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Chemist is $48,525 per year. A skill in Instrument Control is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$37,778 - $65,491
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $48,389
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$14.89 - $24.80
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$0$65K
Salary $37,778 - $65,491
Bonus $206.08 - $4,530
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,034
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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$34,542 - $65,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 317
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.89 - $24.80
Overtime $22.15 - $38.61
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $206.08 - $4,530
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,034
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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$34,542 - $65,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 162

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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

  • Extract, derive, and analyze samples using scientific equipment.
  • Prepare study protocols, collect data, and present recommendations.
  • Maintain the lab and calibrate equipment, including documentation of use and results.
  • Identify and investigate abnormal test results, conducting root cause analysis.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Chemist

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control (QC) Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control (QC) Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 374 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control (QC) Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 116 salaries. An experienced Quality Control (QC) Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 44 salaries. A Quality Control (QC) Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,757

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Quality Control (QC) Chemist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Control (QC) Chemist?

Quality Control (QC) Chemist in New York:
"QC Chemist."
Pros: Getting experience and growing professionally.
Cons: Working for the stability department in a Pharma lab is a lot of stress and responsibility.

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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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Chemist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

▲33%

▲11%

National Average
$47,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

Instrument Control
▲22%


Chemistry
▲6%

▲4%


National Average
$47,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%
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