Chemical Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,880
25th Percentile Wage
$37,190
50th Percentile Wage
$47,820
75th Percentile Wage
$62,050
90th Percentile Wage
$76,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians 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) chemical technicians is $76,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical technicians is $29,880.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,8202.36%4.27%
201546,690-0.58%-
201446,9600.98%-
201346,5001.55%-
201245,780--

Compare Chemical Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of chemical technicians in 56 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 chemical technician occupations is the resin, synthetic rubber, and artificial synthetic fibers and filaments manufacturing industry with an annual salary $57,950. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $28,840). For detailed chemical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$57,950
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$55,180
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$55,180
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$53,750
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$52,960
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$52,820
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$52,720
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$52,000
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$51,230
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$50,130
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$48,860
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$48,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$48,680
Chemical Manufacturing
$48,500
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$48,410
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$47,830
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$47,810
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$47,580
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$47,330
Paper Manufacturing
$47,060
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$46,980
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$46,870
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$46,750
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$46,660
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$46,650
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$46,580
Machinery Manufacturing
$46,410
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$46,100
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$46,090
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$46,070
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$46,000
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$45,970
Other Food Manufacturing
$45,310
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$45,310
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$45,260
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$45,190
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$45,130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$44,640
Food Manufacturing
$44,180
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$43,900
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$43,700
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$43,270
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$43,150
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$42,870
Fabric Mills
$41,660
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$40,010
Animal Food Manufacturing
$38,370
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$37,620
Beverage Manufacturing
$37,620
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$37,510
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$37,400
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$37,300
Textile Product Mills
$35,830
Textile Mills
$35,590
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$35,590
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$28,840

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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