Sr. Chemist Salary

A Sr. Chemist earns an average salary of $76,930 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Mass Spectrometry and Material Science.

$55,089 - $106,201
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MEDIAN: $77,613
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$18.55 - $42.41
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MEDIAN: $27.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,089 - $106,201  
   
Bonus
$490.35 - $10,751  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$54,905 - $111,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.55 - $42.41  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $52.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.35 - $10,751  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$54,905 - $111,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Sr. Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 181 salaries. A Sr. Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 87 salaries.

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National Average: $78,502

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Key Stats for Sr. Chemist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Sr. Chemist Salaries

▲18%

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National Average
$79,000

▼7%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Sr. Chemist Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
▲36%

Material Science
▲30%




National Average
$79,000


Data Analysis
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%
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