Sr. Chemist Salary

A Sr. Chemist earns an average salary of $76,220 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$52,909 - $104,803
(Median)
$53K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,220
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50%
90%

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$18.00 - $49.43
(Median)
$18
$27
$49
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,909 - $104,803  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,294  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $11,000  
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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$52,240 - $111,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 660
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $49.43  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $57.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,294  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $11,000  
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).
)
$52,240 - $111,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

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

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Experience Affects Sr. Chemist Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Sr. Chemist Salaries


Research Analysis
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Technical Analysis
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National Average
$78,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%