Chemical Technician Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,030
25th Percentile Wage
$42,310
50th Percentile Wage
$54,230
75th Percentile Wage
$67,100
90th Percentile Wage
$79,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians 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) chemical technicians is $79,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical technicians is $34,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemical technicians in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,2305.94%12.67%
201551,0105.18%-
201448,3700.66%-
201348,0501.44%-
201247,360--

Compare Chemical Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of chemical technicians in seven 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 chemical technician occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $63,590. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $48,420). For detailed chemical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$63,590
Oil and Gas Extraction
$63,590
Metal Ore Mining
$56,280
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$53,510
Support Activities for Mining
$51,460
Support Activities for Mining
$51,460
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$48,420

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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