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
$31,220
25th Percentile Wage
$38,290
50th Percentile Wage
$49,350
75th Percentile Wage
$63,890
90th Percentile Wage
$78,870

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 $78,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical technicians is $31,220.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,350
3.10% 7.23%
2016
$47,820
2.36% -
2015
$46,690
-0.58% -
2014
$46,960
0.98% -
2013
$46,500
1.55% -
2012
$45,780
- -

Compare Chemical Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of chemical technicians in 73 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 tobacco manufacturing industry with an annual salary $57,960. 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
Tobacco Manufacturing
$57,960
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$57,950
Chemical Manufacturing
$55,230
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$54,410
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$54,410
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
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$52,300
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$52,000
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$51,230
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$50,900
Chemical Manufacturing
$50,550
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$49,940
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$49,870
Paper Manufacturing
$49,840
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$49,770
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$49,640
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$49,440
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$49,440
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$48,820
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$48,810
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$48,290
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$48,080
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,020
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,020
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$47,850
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$47,800
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$47,760
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$47,750
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$47,580
Machinery Manufacturing
$47,310
Chemical Manufacturing
$47,120
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$46,750
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$46,660
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$46,660
Machinery Manufacturing
$46,420
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,960
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$45,520
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$45,370
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$45,310
Other Food Manufacturing
$45,270
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$45,260
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$45,150
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$45,130
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$45,090
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$44,950
Fabric Mills
$44,850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$44,760
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$44,720
Foundries
$44,700
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$44,590
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$44,380
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$44,340
Food Manufacturing
$43,000
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$41,870
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$40,220
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$40,070
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$39,050
Beverage Manufacturing
$38,860
Animal Food Manufacturing
$38,370
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$37,680
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$37,300
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$37,150
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$36,980
Textile Mills
$36,470
Printing and Related Support Activities
$36,460
Printing and Related Support Activities
$36,460
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$35,900
Textile Product Mills
$35,830
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$35,450
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$28,840

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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