Chemical Technician Salary

Earnings for Chemical Technicians in the United States come in at around $18.96 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Male Chemical Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,590 - $67,723
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$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,135
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$12.85 - $27.20
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MEDIAN: $18.76
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$0$67K
Salary $29,590 - $67,723
Bonus $993 - $13,702
Profit Sharing $2,457
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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$29,210 - $67,303
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $12.85 - $27.20
Overtime $20.16 - $47.42
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $993 - $13,702
Profit Sharing $2,457
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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$29,210 - $67,303
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137

Job Description for Chemical Technician

A chemical technician works at a facility such as a plant that processes or deals with chemicals. Some examples of places that employ chemical technicians are water purification plants and waste treatment centers. The chemical technician may deal with chemicals that keep the facility’s equipment working correctly or that are used to treat the product the facility deals with. The technician should make sure that chemicals are treated and disposed of in line with laws and company policy. The technician will work with the compliance department to make sure all work is done according to health, environmental, and safety regulations.

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Chemical Technician Tasks

  • Apply, evaluate, and improve chemical processes and chemicals.
  • Record results meticulously, report all deviations from optimum and taking steps to remedy.
  • Conduct quality control and safety surveys, and log results across time for different sites.
  • Set up, operate, and maintain equipment to create, disseminate, use, or apply chemicals.

Common Career Paths for Chemical Technician


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Moving into a Chemist position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $48K annually.

Chemical Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Technician

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Chemical Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 31 salaries. A Chemical Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 12 salaries.

Chemical Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chemical Technician?

Chemical Technician in Council Bluffs:
"Good Company."
Pros: Culture is spot on most of the time.
Cons: Wages are low for the work asked.

Chemical Technician in North Andover:
"A higher degree of chemistry."
Take course that will give you either a greater level of engineering or chemistry knowledge.

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Key Stats for Chemical Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Chemical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Chemical Technician Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲5%

National Average
$44,000

Data Analysis
▼6%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼9%

Safety Compliance
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 21%