Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

Earnings for Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists in the United States come in at around $66K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$41,305 - $89,917
(Median)
$41K
$66K
$90K
MEDIAN: $65,987
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50%
90%

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$17.03 - $46.37
(Median)
$17
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,305 - $89,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,703  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$38,450 - $92,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.03 - $46.37  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $52.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,703  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$38,450 - $92,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 transition into upper-level roles like Validation Engineer, for which the average compensation is $73K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. For Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $67K.

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Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries


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 30 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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