Sr. Chemist Salary (United States)

A Sr. Chemist earns an average salary of $74,474 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Sr. Chemist Total Pay (?
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$52,247 - $101,262
(Median)
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74K
90K
100K
MEDIAN: $74,474
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Sr. Chemist Total Pay (?
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$20.13 - $49.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,247 - $101,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,079  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $11,635  
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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$51,864 - $106,773  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 727
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $49.55  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $49.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $11,635  
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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$51,864 - $106,773  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 727
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Chemist
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Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Cleveland
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National Average
$76,000
Los Angeles
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Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Sr. Chemist Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Sr. Chemist Salaries

National Average
$76,000
Project Management
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Gender
Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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