The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Chemist is $48,848 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.

$36,316 - $66,152
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$36K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,847
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$14.79 - $24.64
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,316 - $66,152  
   
Bonus
$154.56 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$33,600 - $64,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $24.64  
   
Overtime
$18.30 - $38.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$154.56 - $4,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$33,600 - $64,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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
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Experienced
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National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Chemist Salaries

Instrument Control
up arrow 24%

Chemistry
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

HPLC
0%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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