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Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

Average Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists in the United States make around $63K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,798 - $88,700
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$40K
$63K
$89K
MEDIAN: $62,729
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$16.90 - $49.66
(Median)
$17
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,798 - $88,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,560  
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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$38,013 - $91,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.90 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$22.98 - $51.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,560  
   
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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$38,013 - $91,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 may enjoy increased earnings if they become Validation Engineers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Validation Engineer earn a slightly higher median of $72K annually.

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Professional skills reported by Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists are few in number. Those who have experience with Data Analysis, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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 $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $67K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

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
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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