Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salary

An average Drug and Chemical Validation Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Men account for the majority of Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,726 - $105,509
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MEDIAN: $75,243
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$18.01 - $49.81
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$0$111K
Salary $47,726 - $105,509
Bonus $450.00 - $13,000
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$44,568 - $111,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $18.01 - $49.81
Overtime $26.06 - $51.58
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $450.00 - $13,000
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$44,568 - $111,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

  • Design, develop, and implement a verification program for trending of process data that includes all required procedures.
  • Assist validation lead as necessary.
  • Drive all elements of the validation life cycle from design to packaging.
  • Periodically process capability data to ensure compliance with Food Drug Administration (FDA) standards.

Common Career Paths for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical


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For Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Validation Engineer.

Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Job Listings

Popular Skills for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical


Typical Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Microsoft Word as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

Pay by Experience for a Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical has a positive trend. An entry-level Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 44 salaries. A Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$74,000

▼31%

Skills That Affect Validation Specialist, Drug/Chemical Salaries

National Average
$74,000

Microsoft Excel
▼19%

▼20%

Microsoft Word
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%