The average salary for a Chemist is AU$59,811 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$48,229 - AU$86,223
AU$48K
AU$60K
AU$86K
MEDIAN: AU$59,885
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.44 - AU$36.16
AU$19
AU$29
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$28.90
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$86K
Salary AU$48,229 - AU$86,223
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$6,500
Profit Sharing AU$983
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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AU$46,558 - AU$85,009
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 162
Hourly Data AU$0AU$65
Hourly Rate AU$19.44 - AU$36.16
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$65.56
Annual Data AU$0AU$85K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$6,500
Profit Sharing AU$983
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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AU$46,558 - AU$85,009
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Chemist

Chemists most often work in a lab setting of some sort. They maintain, troubleshoot, and use various instruments, equipment, and software tools utilized for chemical analysis and processing. Analytical techniques used by chemists include high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), and titration techniques. Strong data interpretation and analytical skills are required to be a chemist, as often times chemists are responsible for interpreting and analyzing data and equipment logs from other laboratory members. He or she needs to accurately report and track ingredient yields, quality measures, and occasionally microbiological results in addition to other key data sets. When necessary, the chemist must show an aptitude for experimental design. Additionally, chemists collect and document quality assurance test data, including testing formulations, substrates, and reagents. Chemists also must be very attentive to detail, especially since certain analytical tasks may be completely ruined with the slightest error.

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Chemist Tasks

  • Collect and document quality assurance test data, including testing formulations, substrates and reagents.
  • Interpret and analyze data and equipment logs from other laboratory members.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and use instruments, equipment and software tools.

Chemist Pay By Employer

$0$91K

$59,877

Eurofins
14 profiles
$36,727

$45,803

$64,912

$62,700

$32,833

$56,402

Intertek
8 profiles
$40,207

Ecolab, Inc.
8 profiles
$57,000

$58,900

Chemist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Chemist

Pay by Experience for a Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$65,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$66,000 based on 46 salaries. A Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$86,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$60,294

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Key Stats for Chemist

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Chemist Salaries

▲43%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 90%