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Highest Paying Industries for Chemical Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for chemical technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $71,870, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for chemical technicians. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $71,870). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of chemical technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Chemical Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$71,870
60
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$71,870
60
3 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$67,850
710
4 Utilities
$66,680
800
5 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,890
160
6 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$59,450
1,730
7 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$55,160
40
8 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$54,490
80
9 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$54,410
n/a
10 Pipeline Transportation
$54,410
n/a
11 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$53,990
2,600
12 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$53,750
50
13 Oil and Gas Extraction
$53,320
80
14 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,920
160
15 Educational Services - Local government owned
$52,570
160
16 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$52,320
30
17 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$52,210
60
18 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$52,140
90
19 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$51,020
130
20 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$50,900
220
21 Support Activities for Mining
$50,830
320
22 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$50,180
5,540
23 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$50,130
80
24 Transportation and Warehousing
$49,960
230
25 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$49,860
1,560
26 Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$49,440
30
27 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$49,220
80
28 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$49,050
250
29 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$48,970
170
30 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$48,910
1,620
31 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,600
1,450
32 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,580
70
33 Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,580
70
34 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$48,420
360
35 Metal Ore Mining
$48,420
860
36 Mining
$48,370
1,630
37 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$48,240
110
38 Machinery Manufacturing
$48,220
360
39 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,060
230
40 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$48,050
580
41 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,020
n/a
42 Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,020
n/a
43 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$47,990
110
44 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$47,930
6,990
45 Scientific Research and Development Services
$47,900
7,000
46 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$47,780
80
47 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$47,780
1,230
48 Chemical Manufacturing
$47,550
19,540
49 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$47,510
80
50 Support Activities for Transportation
$47,370
130
51 Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$47,230
60
52 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$46,970
1,890
53 Manufacturing
$46,960
26,710
54 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$46,750
40
55 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$46,690
340
56 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$46,660
100
57 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$46,610
80
58 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$46,510
100
59 Paper Manufacturing
$46,380
260
60 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$46,380
230
61 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$46,180
160
62 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$46,150
1,720
63 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$45,970
280
64 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$45,850
1,900
65 Federal, State, and Local Government
$45,850
1,900
66 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$45,650
570
67 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$45,420
n/a
68 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$45,310
90
69 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$45,270
5,560
70 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$45,230
70
71 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,130
400
72 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$44,910
180
73 Other Food Manufacturing
$44,810
340
74 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$44,360
380
75 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$44,270
40
76 Food Manufacturing
$44,090
590
77 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$44,000
3,400
78 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$43,710
100
79 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$43,620
50
80 Wholesale Trade
$43,110
2,160
81 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$42,770
380
82 Engineering Services
$42,470
1,590
83 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$42,250
1,690
84 Beverage Manufacturing
$42,250
120
85 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$42,160
410
86 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$42,030
1,160
87 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$41,990
1,150
88 Educational Services - Privately owned
$41,980
1,160
89 Educational Services
$41,860
2,650
90 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$41,760
580
91 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$41,660
2,540
92 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$41,620
30
93 Specialty Trade Contractors
$41,440
80
94 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$41,360
1,650
95 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$41,220
170
96 Construction
$40,740
120
97 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,660
160
98 Educational Services - State government owned
$40,470
1,340
99 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,440
1,310
100 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,180
23,150
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