How much does a Chemist II make in the United States? The average Chemist II salary in the United States is $82,651 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $73,570 and $94,389. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Chemist II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chemist II Salary $65,302 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Chemist II Salary $73,570 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Chemist II Salary $82,651 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Chemist II Salary $94,389 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Chemist II Salary $105,077 US March 26, 2024
25% $73,570 10% $65,302 90% $105,077 75% $94,389 $82,651 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.


Calibration: In measurement technology and metrology, calibration is the comparison of measurement values delivered by a device under test with those of a calibration standard of known accuracy. Such a standard could be another measurement device of known accuracy, a device generating the quantity to be measured such as a voltage, a sound tone, or a physical artefact, such as a metre ruler. The outcome of the comparison can result in one of the following: no significant error being noted on the device under test a significant error being noted but no adjustment made an adjustment made to correct the error to an acceptable levelStrictly speaking, the term "calibration" means just the act of comparison, and does not include any subsequent adjustment. The calibration standard is normally traceable to a national standard held by a national metrological body.


Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

Analysis 13.19%
Calibration 2.78%
Futures 1.45%
Others 82.58%

Job Description for Chemist II

Chemist II evaluates the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances. Utilizes established methods and procedures and laboratory equipment to perform analytical testing of substances. Being a Chemist II prepares compounds, reagents and solutions. Develop and write technical reports of testing results. Additionally, Chemist II requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Chemist II typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Chemist II, the first career path typically starts with a Biologist III position, and then Biologist IV.

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The third career path typically starts with a Hydrologist position, and then progresses to Meteorologist.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Chemist III position, and then progresses to Chemist IV.

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Chemist II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Chemist II, the highest Chemist II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Chemist II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Chemist II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Chemist II salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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