Chemists Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,130
25th Percentile Wage
$55,550
50th Percentile Wage
$73,890
75th Percentile Wage
$97,890
90th Percentile Wage
$125,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $125,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists is $44,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,890
1.08% 2.72%
2016
$73,090
3.60% -
2015
$70,460
-3.43% -
2014
$72,880
1.67% -
2013
$71,660
-0.31% -
2012
$71,880
- -

Compare Chemists Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of chemists in 66 industries in the manufacturing 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 clay product and refractory manufacturing industry with an annual salary $102,580. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $46,200). For detailed chemists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$102,580
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$94,640
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$87,560
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$87,500
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$87,360
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$85,980
Printing and Related Support Activities
$84,780
Printing and Related Support Activities
$84,780
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$84,480
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$83,580
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$83,020
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$81,540
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$80,260
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$80,050
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$80,020
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$79,860
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$79,860
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$78,150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$77,740
Chemical Manufacturing
$77,730
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$77,160
Textile Mills
$76,680
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$76,600
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$76,130
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$75,950
Machinery Manufacturing
$75,720
Machinery Manufacturing
$75,130
Other Food Manufacturing
$74,870
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$74,800
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$74,660
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$74,600
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$74,400
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$74,120
Chemical Manufacturing
$73,580
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$73,280
Chemical Manufacturing
$72,570
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$72,180
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$72,130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$71,940
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$70,290
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$69,830
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$69,510
Fabric Mills
$69,370
Textile Product Mills
$69,080
Paper Manufacturing
$69,010
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$68,410
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$68,370
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$68,210
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$67,960
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$67,840
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$67,730
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$67,420
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$67,270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,070
Food Manufacturing
$66,620
Ship and Boat Building
$66,450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$65,340
Beverage Manufacturing
$65,140
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$64,620
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$63,340
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$63,130
Tobacco Manufacturing
$62,210
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,980
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$55,960
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$49,560
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$46,200

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




Related:

Highest paying cities for chemists

Highest paying industries for chemists.