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Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

An average Drug and Chemical Validation Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $63K per year. Most Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,798 - $91,586
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $63,107
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$16.90 - $49.66
(Median)
$17
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $25.00
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Salary
$39,798 - $91,586  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,728  
Total Pay (?
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$38,013 - $101,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Hourly Rate
$16.90 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$22.98 - $51.38  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,728  
   
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 - $101,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Many Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists advance their careers by becoming Validation Engineers, who report a slightly higher median income of $72K.

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Job skills reported by Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists are limited. 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $72K. Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $91K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $74K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 36%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%