Analytical Chemist Salary

An Analytical Chemist earns an average salary of $55,741 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Mass Spectrometry is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,564 - $85,937
$40K
$56K
$86K
MEDIAN: $56,016
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90%

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$15.12 - $27.60
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MEDIAN: $19.53
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$0$85K
Salary $39,564 - $85,937
Bonus $198.66 - $8,238
Profit Sharing $198.66 - $8,243
Total Pay (?
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$36,333 - $81,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 734
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $15.12 - $27.60
Overtime $22.58 - $41.11
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $198.66 - $8,238
Profit Sharing $198.66 - $8,243
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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$36,333 - $81,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 246

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Job Description for Analytical Chemist

Analytical chemists are specialized scientists who work to determine the chemical makeup of a variety of substances, both organic and inorganic. They must not only determine what chemical compounds and molecules are contained in a piece of matter, but also the quantities of those chemicals relative to others to discover chemical impurities, analyze unknown samples, and maintain quality control for specific chemical substances and medicines.

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Analytical Chemist Tasks

  • Use computer-controlled instruments in laboratories to take measurements.
  • Study samples, calibrate and standardize test results, interpret data and report results.
  • Determine the composition and structure of matter.

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Popular Skills for Analytical Chemist

Pay by Experience Level for Analytical Chemist

Pay by Experience for an Analytical Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Analytical Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 605 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Analytical Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Analytical Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 170 salaries. An Analytical Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,151

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Analytical Chemist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Analytical Chemist?

Analytical Chemist in San Jose:
"Love job but Silicon Valley is VERY expensive though."
Pros: Ability to seek out areas for group improvement and independent technical expertise, and go after them.
Cons: Silicon Valley is VERY expensive, tough to live here and grow financially with current rate of compensation.

Analytical Chemist in Greenville:
"Mayne Pharma ACI."
Pros: Rewarding work and competent coworkers. Ability to be informal with supervisors and coworkers.
Cons: The pay is awful. No overtime pay. Lots of required overtime. Stressful work. Unrealistic standards.

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Key Stats for Analytical Chemist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Analytical Chemist Salaries

▲38%

▲31%

▲11%

National Average
$53,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Analytical Chemist Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
▲13%

Method Development
▲6%


Chemistry
▲5%


Chromatography
▲2%


National Average
$53,000



GMP Compliance
▼5%

HPLC
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 11%
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