A Sr. Chemist earns an average salary of $77,439 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Mass Spectrometry and Material Science.

$54,641 - $106,620
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MEDIAN: $77,438
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$17.92 - $36.52
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,641 - $106,620  
   
Bonus
$484.19 - $10,632  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,477  
Total Pay (?
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$54,732 - $112,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 478
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.92 - $36.52  
   
Overtime
$22.98 - $52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$484.19 - $10,632  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,477  
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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$54,732 - $112,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $77,700

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Experience Affects Sr. Chemist Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Sr. Chemist Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
up arrow 38%

Material Science
up arrow 31%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
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Technical Analysis
0%

National Average
$78,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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