Chemical Technician Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,650
25th Percentile Wage
$35,100
50th Percentile Wage
$46,410
75th Percentile Wage
$59,180
90th Percentile Wage
$72,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians 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) chemical technicians is $72,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical technicians is $27,650.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,410
1.66% 11.38%
2016
$45,640
2.76% -
2015
$44,380
2.86% -
2014
$43,110
2.30% -
2013
$42,120
2.35% -
2012
$41,130
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Compare Chemical Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of chemical technicians in 15 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 chemical technician occupations is the wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $55,900. The lowest paying industry is the grocery and related product merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $35,860). For detailed chemical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$55,900
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$55,900
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,470
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$48,720
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$47,340
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$46,540
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$45,400
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$44,950
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$44,530
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$41,460
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$41,320
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$40,720
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$39,530
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$38,500
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$35,860

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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