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Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists in the United States take home approximately $63K annually on average. The majority of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,728 - $88,847
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$89K
MEDIAN: $62,873
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$16.92 - $49.49
(Median)
$17
$25
$49
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,728 - $88,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,590  
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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$37,984 - $92,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.92 - $49.49  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $52.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,590  
   
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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$37,984 - $92,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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 $72K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists usually report a few specific skills. 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 as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

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 $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists make a median salary of $86K. 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 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 16%

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 34 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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