The average salary for an Analytical Chemist in South Africa is R224,942.
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Job Description for Analytical Chemist
Analytical chemists are specialized scientists who work to determine the chemical makeup of a variety of substances, both organic and inorganic. They must not only determine what chemical compounds and molecules are contained in a piece of matter, but also the quantities of those chemicals relative to others to discover chemical impurities, analyze unknown samples, and maintain quality control for specific chemical substances and medicines. Much of an analytical chemist's job is metaphorical to…Read more
Analytical Chemist Tasks
- Use computer-controlled instruments in laboratories to take measurements.
- Study samples, calibrate and standardize test results, interpret data and report results.
- Determine the composition and structure of matter.
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Popular Skills for Analytical Chemist
Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Research Analysis and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Technical Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Analytical Chemist
An entry-level Analytical Chemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R200,000 based on 13 salaries. An early career Analytical Chemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R184,164 based on 87 salaries. A mid-career Analytical Chemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R260,302 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Analytical Chemist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R320,000 based on 16 salaries.
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