Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

For Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists, yearly average wages total $64K annually. Work is enjoyable for Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part.

$41,036 - $89,387

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$16.90 - $49.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,036 - $89,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,640  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,750  
Total Pay (?
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$38,691 - $93,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.90 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$25.75 - $52.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,640  
   
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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$38,691 - $93,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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A lot of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists move on to become Validation Engineers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $72K on average.

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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, 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $75K. On average, Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists make $87K following 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 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

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
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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