A Sr. Chemist earns an average salary of $73,898 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Technical Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.
Sr. Chemist Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$51,889 - $101,318
(Median)
52K
62K
74K
90K
100K
MEDIAN: $73,898
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Sr. Chemist Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$20.37 - $59.49
(Median)
20
30
42
59
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,889 - $101,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,057  
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $8,759  
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).
)
$51,693 - $107,579  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.37 - $59.49  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $56.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $8,759  
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).
)
$51,693 - $107,579  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
Is Sr. Chemist your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

Sr. Chemist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location
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.
Read More...
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.
Popular Skills for Sr. Chemist
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
up arrow 26%
Chicago
up arrow 1%
National Average
$76,000
Cleveland
up arrow 2%
Los Angeles
up arrow 6%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Sr. Chemist Salaries

National Average
$76,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Sr. Chemist Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 24%
National Average
$76,000
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 189 votes.
Gender
Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -