Chemical Technician Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,300
25th Percentile Wage
$57,850
50th Percentile Wage
$72,940
75th Percentile Wage
$86,840
90th Percentile Wage
$99,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians in the industry sector of utilities. 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 $99,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical technicians is $40,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemical technicians in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,940
0.32% 12.60%
2016
$72,710
2.09% -
2015
$71,190
6.34% -
2014
$66,680
1.62% -
2013
$65,600
2.82% -
2012
$63,750
- -

Compare Chemical Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of chemical technicians in five industries in the utilities 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 nuclear electric power generation industry with an annual salary $78,610. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $62,700). For detailed chemical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$78,610
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,760
Utilities
$72,940
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$69,160
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$62,700

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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