How much does a Chemist III make in the United States? The average Chemist III salary in the United States is $103,397 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $91,830 and $116,700. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Chemist III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chemist III Salary $81,299 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Chemist III Salary $91,830 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Chemist III Salary $103,397 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Chemist III Salary $116,700 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Chemist III Salary $128,812 US May 28, 2024
25% $91,830 10% $81,299 90% $128,812 75% $116,700 $103,397 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Chemist III need?

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.

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

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Analytical Chemistry: Analytical chemistry studies and uses instruments and methods used to separate, identify, and quantify matter. In practice, separation, identification or quantification may constitute the entire analysis or be combined with another method. Separation isolates analytes. Qualitative analysis identifies analytes, while quantitative analysis determines the numerical amount or concentration. Analytical chemistry consists of classical, wet chemical methods and modern, instrumental methods. Classical qualitative methods use separations such as precipitation, extraction, and distillation. Identification may be based on differences in color, odor, melting point, boiling point, radioactivity or reactivity. Classical quantitative analysis uses mass or volume changes to quantify amount. Instrumental methods may be used to separate samples using chromatography, electrophoresis or field flow fractionation. Then qualitative and quantitative analysis can be performed, often with the same instrument and may use light interaction, heat interaction, electric fields or magnetic fields. Often the same instrument can separate, identify and quantify an analyte.

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Laboratory Equipment: Utilizing various tools and equipment to conduct scientific researches, teach practical science, or perform laboratory experiments.

Analysis 12.52%
Analytical Chemistry 2.28%
Laboratory Equipment 1.49%
Others 83.71%
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Job Description for Chemist III

Chemist III 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 III prepares compounds, reagents and solutions. Develop and write technical reports of testing results. Additionally, Chemist III requires a master's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Chemist III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Chemist III

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

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

The second career path typically starts with a Microbiologist IV position, and then progresses to Microbiologist V.

The third career path typically progresses to Meteorologist.

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

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Chemist III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Chemist III, the highest Chemist III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Chemist III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Chemist III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Chemist III 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
-3.5%
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
-1.3%

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