Sr. Chemist Salary (United States)

A Sr. Chemist earns an average salary of $75,044 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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$52,185 - $101,749
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $75,044
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Sr. Chemist Total Pay (?
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$20.23 - $49.32
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,185 - $101,749  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $11,836  
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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$51,848 - $107,819  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 714
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.23 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $52.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$981 - $11,836  
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).
)
$51,848 - $107,819  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 714
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Philadelphia
up arrow 10%
Pittsburgh
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Chicago
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National Average
$77,000
Cleveland
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Los Angeles
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Indianapolis
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Atlanta
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Iowa City
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Experience Affects Sr. Chemist Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Sr. Chemist Salaries

National Average
$77,000
Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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