$64,132
Avg. Salary
$20.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Chemist in Lafayette, Louisiana is $20.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Chemist in Lafayette, Louisiana is $64,132 per year.

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Job Description for Chemist

Chemists most often work in a lab setting of some sort. They maintain, troubleshoot, and use various instruments, equipment, and software tools utilized for chemical analysis and processing. Analytical techniques used by chemists include high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), and titration techniques. Strong data interpretation and analytical skills are required to be a chemist, as often times chemists are responsible for interpreting and analyzing data and equipment logs from other laboratory members. He or she needs to accurately report and track ingredient yields, quality measures, and occasionally microbiological results in addition to other key data sets. When necessary, the chemist must show an aptitude for experimental design. Additionally, chemists collect and document quality assurance test data, including testing formulations, substrates, and reagents. Chemists also must be very attentive to detail, especially since certain analytical tasks may be completely ruined with the slightest error.

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Chemist Tasks

  • Collect and document quality assurance test data, including testing formulations, substrates and reagents.
  • Interpret and analyze data and equipment logs from other laboratory members.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and use instruments, equipment and software tools.

About Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
127,661
Male:
64,018 (50.1%)
Female:
63,643 (49.9%)
Lafayette (/ˌlæfiˈjɛt/; French: [lafajɛt]) is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. The city of Lafayette is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 120,623 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Lafayette, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, and also the larger, Combined Statistical Area of Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City CSA with a population of 611,774 according to 2012 estimates. Lafayette is the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Its nickname is The Hub City. The American city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by Jean Mouton, a French-speaking man of Acadian descent. In 1884, it was renamed for General Lafayette, who fought with and significantly aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War. The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industries became dominant. Lafayette is considered the center of Acadiana, the area of Cajun and...
Lafayette:
$47,830
Louisiana:
$45,727
$816
Lafayette:
$186,100
Louisiana:
$155,600
3.1%

Chemist Job Listings

Key Stats for Chemist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%