Chemists Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,730
25th Percentile Wage
$52,930
50th Percentile Wage
$71,740
75th Percentile Wage
$98,770
90th Percentile Wage
$128,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $128,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists is $41,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,740
1.91% 8.06%
2016
$70,370
0.91% -
2015
$69,730
0.01% -
2014
$69,720
4.10% -
2013
$66,860
1.35% -
2012
$65,960
- -

Compare Chemists Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of chemists in 16 industries in the wholesale trade 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 petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $121,040. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods industry (annual salary $58,580). For detailed chemists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$121,040
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$80,690
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$74,560
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$73,630
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$73,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$72,760
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$72,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,600
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$71,550
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$71,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,500
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$69,810
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$69,150
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$64,170
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$60,360
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$58,580

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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