Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

Earnings for Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists in the United States come in at around $71K per year on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,442 - $104,812
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$71K
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MEDIAN: $71,423
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$17.90 - $48.32
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MEDIAN: $21.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,442 - $104,812  
   
Bonus
$2.86 - $14,191  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$41,967 - $111,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Hourly Rate
$17.90 - $48.32  
   
Overtime
$5.11 - $50.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2.86 - $14,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$41,967 - $111,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Validation Engineer. Median pay for Validation Engineers is $73K.

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Popular Skills for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical


Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Microsoft Word as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

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


For many Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $81K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $110K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$67,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Excel
▼11%

▼12%

Microsoft Word
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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