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How Much Does a Validation Specialist Earn In The United States?

Validation Specialist Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
$61,000
$80,000
$104,000
The average validation specialist makes about $80,002 per year. That's $38.46 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $61,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $104,000. Many of validation specialists seem to be drawn to pharmaceutical and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case validation specialists tend to work at technology, manufacturing, and health care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Maryland, California and Texas pay validation specialists the highest salaries.
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Where Validation Specialists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where validation specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Validation Specialists Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Maryland, California and Texas, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for validation specialists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kansas, Florida, and Indiana.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Mateo, CA

Salary Range78k - 112k$94k$94,225

Frederick, MD

Salary Range74k - 108k$90k$89,718

Lakewood, NJ

Salary Range71k - 103k$86k$86,210

Framingham, MA

Salary Range70k - 99k$84k$83,997

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range67k - 98k$81k$81,354

Seattle, WA

Salary Range64k - 101k$81k$80,774

Greenwich, CT

Salary Range65k - 94k$79k$78,960

New York, NY

Salary Range62k - 90k$75k$75,087

Saint Paul, MN

Salary Range57k - 94k$74k$74,063

Rocky Mount, NC

Salary Range56k - 83k$69k$68,703
$43k
$112k

High Paying Validation Specialist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Validation Specialists The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Allergan and Boehringer Ingelheim as they offer the highest salaries for validation specialists.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Allergan
Salary Range96k - 111k$104k$103,713
Boehringer Ingelheim
Salary Range96k - 111k$104k$103,598
UBS
Salary Range89k - 112k$100k$100,267
Merck & Co.
Salary Range91k - 108k$99k$99,287
Quality Systems
Salary Range86k - 106k$96k$95,726
Jacobs Engineering Group
Salary Range85k - 105k$95k$94,620
AbbVie
Salary Range85k - 104k$95k$94,537
Topcon
Salary Range85k - 103k$94k$93,899
BBVA Compass
Salary Range80k - 106k$93k$92,537
Lonza
Salary Range82k - 101k$91k$91,300
$75k
$112k

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Validation Specialist Salary History

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    How Much Do Validation Specialists Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a validation specialist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for validation specialists tend to be found in technology, manufacturing, and health care companies. In fact, validation specialists can make a yearly salary of $89,838 while working for technology companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range79k - 101k$90k$89,838

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range80k - 99k$90k$89,599

    Health Care

    Salary Range77k - 99k$88k$87,571

    Finance

    Salary Range76k - 99k$87k$87,278

    Pharmaceutical

    Salary Range59k - 90k$73k$73,419
    $59k
    $101k

    How Experience Affects Validation Specialist Salaries

    The salary for a validation specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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