Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists in the United States take home an average $63K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists are male. The majority of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,195 - $88,779
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$63K
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MEDIAN: $63,199
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$16.66 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,195 - $88,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,606  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,750  
Total Pay (?
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$37,984 - $92,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.66 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $52.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,606  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,750  
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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$37,984 - $92,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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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A lot of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists move on to become Validation Engineers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $72K 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $75K. Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $67K.

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Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 16%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 35%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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