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The average pay for an Analytical Chemist with Technical Analysis skills is $28.00 per hour.

The average pay for an Analytical Chemist with Technical Analysis skills is $77,419 per year.

MEDIAN $28.00
MEDIAN $77,419
$50,985 - $123,041
MEDIAN: $77,419

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Salary $50,985 - $123,041
Bonus $9,000
Profit Sharing $3,195
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$50,843 - $123,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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.


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.

Analytical Chemist Job Listings

Analytical Chemist Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Allentown, Pennsylvania?

Analytical Chemist in Allentown, Pennsylvania:
Pros: Cost of living and available family activities
Cons: Public school sizes are very large and private schoos are expensive

Analytical Chemist:
Supervisors and managers of Analytical dept. Yell at their reports on a daily bases creating a very negative work environment, affecting negatively not only the productivity, but also the personal health. This has been a misstreatment culture in the company for many years and top management does nothing to fix it! What a shame!

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 Houston:
"XRF Applications Specialist."
Pros: Houston is a good city to live and has lots of opportunities.
Cons: Commute can be slow.

Analytical Chemist in Grand Rapids:
"Vary your skills."
Learn as many analytical techniques as you can; specialize in a couple; learn how to draw conclusions from data of different techniques together.

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.

Analytical Chemist in Logan:
"Verbal promises are no good."
Work in a place that treats employees well, and also holds you accountable for progress. If you work someplace with a negative atmosphere, get out. It may be tempting to try and change it, but if the managers are negative it will never change. Smaller companies can get stagnant. Shoot for jobs with large companies at the start of your career, they probably will do a better job of training you, and the pay is better. Then, later on in your career you can better deal with, and be of value to, smaller companies that can use your knowledge of solid business practices to experience their own success.

Key Stats for Analytical Chemist


36 %
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


36 %
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 6%