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 $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
3.10% 7.23%
2.36% -
-0.58% -
0.98% -
1.55% -
- -

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
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Chemical 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
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Chemical Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Textile Product Mills
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills

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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