The average pay for a Chemist is C$52,660 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in HPLC is associated with high pay for this job.

C$37,002 - C$79,770
C$37K
C$51K
C$80K
MEDIAN: C$51,002
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50%
90%
C$15.17 - C$30.02
C$15
C$20
C$30
MEDIAN: C$20.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$79K
Salary C$37,002 - C$79,770
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,696
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$9,863
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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C$35,664 - C$78,683
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 332
Hourly Data C$0C$111
Hourly Rate C$15.17 - C$30.02
Overtime C$21.53 - C$111
Annual Data C$0C$78K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,696
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$9,863
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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C$35,664 - C$78,683
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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.

Common Career Paths for Chemist


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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 C$46,000 based on 123 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 C$59,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 52 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 C$79,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$50,086

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Key Stats for Chemist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Chemist Salaries

▲59%

▲27%

▲17%

National Average
C$50,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Chemist Salaries

▲24%

▲12%


National Average
C$50,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 14%