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Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

Median pay for Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists in the United States is around $62K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists (67 percent) survey respondents are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$39,198 - $89,116
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$39K
$62K
$89K
MEDIAN: $62,024
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$16.92 - $50.63
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$51
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,198 - $89,116  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,000  
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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$37,820 - $93,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.92 - $50.63  
   
Overtime
$21.72 - $49.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,000  
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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$37,820 - $93,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Job Description for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

  • Drive all elements of the validation life cycle from design to packaging.
  • Periodically process capability data to ensure compliance with Food Drug Administration (FDA) standards.
  • Design, develop, and implement a verification program for trending of process data that includes all required procedures.
  • Assist validation lead as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical


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Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists often end up in upper-level roles like Validation Engineer. Validation Engineers bring home $72K annually on average.

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Survey takers who work as Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Data Analysis, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Aptitude in Microsoft Excel tends to also indicate an understanding of Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $88K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $74K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 36%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%