How much does a Chemist IV make in the United States? The average Chemist IV salary in the United States is $127,678 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $115,017 and $141,009. 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 IV Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chemist IV Salary $103,490 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Chemist IV Salary $115,017 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Chemist IV Salary $127,678 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Chemist IV Salary $141,009 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Chemist IV Salary $153,146 US June 27, 2024
25% $115,017 10% $103,490 90% $153,146 75% $141,009 $127,678 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Chemist IV 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.


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


Quality Assurance: Verifying the adherence of product with required specifications and expectations to track and resolve deficiencies prior to product release.


Chemical Engineering: Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials. The work of chemical engineers can range from the utilisation of nano-technology and nano-materials in the laboratory to large-scale industrial processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms, and energy into useful forms and products. Chemical engineers are involved in many aspects of plant design and operation, including safety and hazard assessments, process design and analysis, modeling, control engineering, chemical reaction engineering, nuclear engineering, biological engineering, construction specification, and operating instructions. Chemical engineers typically hold a degree in Chemical Engineering or Process Engineering. Practising engineers may have professional certification and be accredited members of a professional body. Such bodies include the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) or the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). A degree in chemical engineering is directly linked with all of the other engineering disciplines, to various extents.

Analysis 12.54%
Quality Assurance 2.01%
Chemical Engineering 1.18%
Others 84.27%
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Job Description for Chemist IV

Chemist IV 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 IV prepares compounds, reagents and solutions. Develop and write technical reports of testing results. Additionally, Chemist IV requires a master's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. To be a Chemist IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Chemist IV

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