The average salary for an Associate Chemist is $50,547.
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Job Description for Associate Chemist
Associate chemists work primarily in a laboratory setting for manufacturing companies and research laboratories to conduct experiments that are useful in product development, material analysis, and other research. They also assist in designing and setting up experiments and other means of analysis. This position is usually full-time, and these chemists work independently at some times and on teams at other times, so they should be able to excel independently as well as in a team environment. Cl…Read more
Associate Chemist Tasks
- Perform and analyze chemical tests and procedure.
- Perform general lab maintenance and upkeep.
- Create data sheets and records.
- Follow, document, and replicate procedures.
- Take and prepare samples.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Chemist
The top respondents for the job title Associate Chemist are from the companies Gelita, Sherwin Williams Co. and Valspar Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Sherwin Williams Co. where the average pay is $54,150. Gelita pays the lowest at around $45,000.
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Popular Skills for Associate Chemist
Skills in Research Analysis and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Data Analysis and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Associate Chemist
An entry-level Associate Chemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,511 based on 51 salaries. An early career Associate Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,832 based on 163 salaries. A mid-career Associate Chemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,302 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Associate Chemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,605 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,000.
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Employees with Associate Chemist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (6.8% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (20.9% less), Madison, Wisconsin (15.5% less) and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa (11.0% less).
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