Chemists Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of chemists in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,330
25th Percentile Wage
$60,070
50th Percentile Wage
$77,060
75th Percentile Wage
$99,730
90th Percentile Wage
$142,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) chemists is $142,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists is $51,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,060
-6.11% 1.61%
2016
$81,770
-2.31% -
2015
$83,660
-2.68% -
2014
$85,900
6.45% -
2013
$80,360
5.65% -
2012
$75,820
- -

Compare Chemists Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of chemists in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for chemists occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $140,300. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $60,500). For detailed chemists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$140,300
Oil and Gas Extraction
$140,300
Support Activities for Mining
$77,160
Support Activities for Mining
$77,160
Coal Mining
$74,920
Metal Ore Mining
$69,480
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$64,240
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$60,500

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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