Sr. Chemist Salary

A Sr. Chemist earns an average salary of $77,254 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Mass Spectrometry and Material Science.

$55,208 - $106,355
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$77K
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MEDIAN: $77,254
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$18.43 - $43.00
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MEDIAN: $27.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,208 - $106,355  
   
Bonus
$485.37 - $10,776  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $14,426  
Total Pay (?
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$55,335 - $112,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 483
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.43 - $43.00  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $52.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$485.37 - $10,776  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $14,426  
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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$55,335 - $112,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Sr. Chemist

The senior chemist performs analytical testing for their employer using approved methods, procedures, corporate policies, and current industry standards. Senior chemists also review quality assurance documentation, assess data compliance/validity with the quality control department, and ensure all the work is performed and documented accurately and in compliance with internal procedures and regulatory requirements.

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Sr. Chemist Tasks

  • Design, develop, and test formulations or compounds.
  • Optimize processes for production of desired chemical agents.
  • Write standard operating procedures, safety materials, and laboratory reports.
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and test laboratory equipment and relevant documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Chemist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,780

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Key Stats for Sr. Chemist

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Sr. Chemist Salaries

▲16%

▲1%

National Average
$78,000

▼6%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Sr. Chemist Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
▲38%

Material Science
▲31%




National Average
$78,000


Data Analysis
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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