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Chemists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of chemists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,100
25th Percentile Wage
$54,680
50th Percentile Wage
$74,860
75th Percentile Wage
$104,540
90th Percentile Wage
$139,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $139,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists is $41,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,860
1.22% 6.37%
2016
$73,950
3.53% -
2015
$71,340
-3.45% -
2014
$73,800
1.30% -
2013
$72,840
3.78% -
2012
$70,090
- -

Compare Chemists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of chemists in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $92,770. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $60,260). For detailed chemists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$92,770
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$85,080
Scientific Research and Development Services
$85,060
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$75,090
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,860
Engineering Services
$68,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$66,410
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,990
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$60,670
Testing Laboratories
$60,260

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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