Associate Chemist Salary

Median pay for Associate Chemists in the United States is around $50K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Associate Chemists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Associate Chemists. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,638 - $65,396
$39K
$51K
$65K
MEDIAN: $50,530
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50%
90%

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$15.16 - $22.98
$15
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.83
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$0$65K
Salary $38,638 - $65,396
Bonus $0.00 - $7,047
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$34,853 - $64,448
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 119
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $15.16 - $22.98
Overtime $23.23 - $47.48
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,047
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$34,853 - $64,448
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Associate Chemist


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While not commonly seen, Associate Chemists who transition into a Senior Chemist position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Chemists is $75K per year. Becoming a Chemist or a Research Chemist is, however, a more typical career progression for Associate Chemists.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Chemist

Pay by Experience for an Associate Chemist has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Chemist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 136 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Chemist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Associate Chemist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 14 salaries. An Associate Chemist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Associate Chemist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Associate Chemist Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Associate Chemist Salaries

GMP Compliance
▲19%

Product Development
▲2%

National Average
$48,000

Research Analysis
▼1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%