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Chemical Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,740
25th Percentile Wage
$31,670
50th Percentile Wage
$40,970
75th Percentile Wage
$56,290
90th Percentile Wage
$74,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians 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) chemical technicians is $74,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical technicians is $25,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemical technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,9701.32%5.08%
201540,4300.62%-
201440,1802.29%-
201339,2600.94%-
201238,890--

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

The average salaries of chemical technicians in eight 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 chemical technician occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $53,400. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $37,560). For detailed chemical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$53,400
Scientific Research and Development Services
$53,390
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,970
Engineering Services
$40,820
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$38,660
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$37,770
Testing Laboratories
$37,560

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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