Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

For Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists, yearly average wages total $66K annually. Most Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up the majority of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists (65 percent) survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,305 - $89,917
(Median)
$41K
$66K
$90K
MEDIAN: $65,987
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90%

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$17.03 - $46.37
(Median)
$17
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,305 - $89,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,703  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$38,450 - $92,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.03 - $46.37  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $52.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,703  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$38,450 - $92,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 $73K annually on average.

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Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Data Analysis, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $84K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $67K.

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Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries


National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 35%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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