Environmental Field Chemist
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Samples, tests and assists with the clean up of hazardous materials at field sites. Ensures the safe handling and transport of hazardous chemicals and environmental regulatory compliance.
There were 41 Environmental Field Chemist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1900 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Chemist industry, which includes the Environmental Field Chemist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Environmental Field Chemist jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $60,737.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $49,033.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Environmental Field Chemist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $41,974.
Education and Experience
Posted Environmental Field Chemist jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Environmental Field Chemist jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||42%|
|3 to 5 years||37%|
|6 to 8 years||8%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Environmental Field Chemist positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (48%)
- Research (22%)
- Troubleshooting (22%)
- Writing (17%)
- Microsoft Excel (15%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Chemistry (98%)
- Biology (40%)
- Hazardous Waste (29%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (27%)
- Environmental Science (26%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Sample Preparation (16%)
- Environmental Protection (14%)
- HAZMAT (14%)
- Technical Support (14%)
- Occupational Health and Safety (12%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Mass Spectrometry (7%)
- Organic Chemistry (5%)
- Gas Chromatography (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Environmental Field Chemist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Field Chemist
- Insite Chemist
- Environmental Chemist
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Chemist (General)
- Organic Chemist
- Research and Development Chemist
- Analytical Chemist
- Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor
- Manufacturing Chemist
- Inorganic Chemist
- Polymer Chemist
- Quality Control Chemist
- Computational Chemist
Here are the employers that have posted the most Environmental Field Chemist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (416)
- Clean Harbors (232)
- Clean Harbors Environmental Services (154)
- Danaher Corporation (69)
- Heritage Environmental Services Llc (38)
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (7)
- Heritage Environmental Services (4)
- AECOM Technology Corporation (2)
- Ecoflo Incorporated (2)
- Orau (2)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!