Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

Median pay for Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists in the United States is around $64K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,036 - $88,926
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $63,684
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$16.66 - $49.66
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$17
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,036 - $88,926  
   
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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$38,459 - $93,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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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$38,459 - $93,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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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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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 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of 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 15%

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
29%
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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