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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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

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
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Other Food Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Textile Mills
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills

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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