Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Analytical Chemist is $56,889
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Analytical Chemists?
An entry-level Analytical Chemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,107 based on 146 salaries. An early career Analytical Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,144 based on 687 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Analytical Chemists Do?
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.
Much of an analytical chemist's job is metaphorical …Read more
- 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.