The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Chemist is $48,751 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. A skill in Instrument Control is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$36,659 - $65,953
$37K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,750
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$14.85 - $24.95
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,659 - $65,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,136  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,045  
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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$34,083 - $65,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $24.95  
   
Overtime
$17.87 - $38.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,045  
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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$34,083 - $65,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 171

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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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Q: 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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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Chemist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 31%


National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

Instrument Control
up arrow 23%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 7%

Chemistry
up arrow 6%

HPLC
up arrow 4%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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