What does a Quality Control Chemist do?

Quality control chemists are chemists who are specially trained in procedures to evaluate and maintain quality control standards in a laboratory. They perform routine daily testing and inspections of lab equipment and materials. They ensure compliance with all applicable federal standards and regulations, along with adherence to internal quality guidelines and protocol. They also provide a range of support services and assist lab technicians and other staff. They investigate and research any abnormalities or non-compliant results. They are responsible for maintaining thorough and organized records and documentation.

Quality control chemists have at least a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related scientific field, although an advanced degree is an asset. They must have hands-on experience performing testing and other quality control procedures in a lab environment. These chemists must be highly organized and pay meticulous attention to detail.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
25%
2 - 4
47%
5 - 7
13%
8+
15%

Common Skill Sets

Hplc
Calibration
Effective Communication
Solvent
Dexterity
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GMPS
Word Processing

Quality Control Chemist Seniority Levels

Formulation Scientist
11% made the transition
Materials Scientist
4% made the transition
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Quality Control Chemist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$53,516 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$40K
Median: $54K
$72K
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