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
$41,130
25th Percentile Wage
$52,460
50th Percentile Wage
$70,370
75th Percentile Wage
$97,980
90th Percentile Wage
$127,980

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 $127,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists is $41,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemists in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,3700.91%6.27%
201569,7300.01%-
201469,7204.10%-
201366,8601.35%-
201265,960--

Compare Chemists Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of chemists in nine 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 machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $76,420. The lowest paying industry is the professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $61,980). For detailed chemists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$76,420
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$73,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,630
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$69,810
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$69,150
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$68,730
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$68,730
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$66,750
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$61,980

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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