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Perfumer Salary

$27,005 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$311

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for a Perfumer is $27,005 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Perfumer is between $21,264 and $31,566. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Evaluates odors of aromatic chemicals to set production standards and ensure adherence by workers engaged in compounding and finishing operations: directs workers engaged in preparation of work orders for compounding department and reviews batch sheets prepared for distillation department to ensure compliance with formulas devised in perfume laboratory.
  • Visits compounding and distillation areas and determines, by smelling, odor qualities of prepared materials.
  • Approves batches for finishing, from knowledge of odor characteristics and odor blends conforming with customer or laboratory standards.
  • Resmells sample in air-filtered room, using blotter strips dipped in aromatic chemicals to evaluate fragrances for specific characteristics, such as odor, body, harmony, strength, and permanence.
  • Compares odor and color of current sample with samples of previous batches.
  • Rejects batches not meeting criteria, and notifies distillation personnel to redistill product.
  • May devise production formulas and be designated creative perfumer.
Perfumer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Chemical Technicians

Job family population: 65,500

Estimated population of Perfumer jobs: 3,672

Rate of error: 1.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$31,306
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Perfumer Job Listings for United States

Lab Technician (Fragrance Industry)
Nov 11
New York, NY, USA
Zing Professional Recruiting a Peoplelink Group Company
NYC - near Central Park Job Responsibilities: Assist Perfumer Prepare and produce samples by applying flavors to various bases; compounding • Assist with stability, sensory, analytical, and ...
1st Shift FSQR Technician
Oct 18
Albert Lea, MN, USA
Three Point Solutions
No hoodies, no jewelry, no false nails, no nail polish, no fake eyelashes, no excessive perfumes, no holes in paints, dress warm Essential Duties/Responsibilities: This position provides support to ...
Clean Room Technician (Plastic Surgery Division)
Oct 31
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Pro Staff
Must adhere to clean-room PPE/grooming requirements (no-make-up or perfumes) Gown, booties, mask, hair net, and gloves provided * Will need to have an eye for detail and identify product rejects ...
Gemstone Buyer
Nov 12
Torrance, CA, USA
Sage Goddess
We are always on the lookout for the next great innovation in gemstones, perfumes, jewelry, and more, to bring amazing treasures to our community. About You: Your heart is filled with passions and ...
Bookkeeper
Oct 15
Torrance, CA, USA
Sage Goddess
Specializing in gemstones, infused candles, perfumes, handmade bath salts, sage bundles, and specialty beauty products, the Sage Goddess brand reaches millions of customers around the world via it ...

The average pay for a Perfumer is $27,005 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Perfumer is between $21,264 and $31,566. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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