Pay for Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $71K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Male Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,115 - $96,785
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$44K
$71K
$97K
MEDIAN: $70,692
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$17.75 - $48.48
(Median)
$18
$21
$48
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,115 - $96,785  
   
Bonus
$2.86 - $14,191  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$41,489 - $96,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$24.33 - $50.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2.86 - $14,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$41,489 - $96,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 who go on to become Validation Engineers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Validation Engineer, an upper-level role, pays $73K.

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Popular Skills for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical


Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, 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. Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists report making only $67K on average.

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Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

National Average
$67,000


Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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