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Chemists Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of chemists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,520
25th Percentile Wage
$50,220
50th Percentile Wage
$66,860
75th Percentile Wage
$96,690
90th Percentile Wage
$124,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 $124,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists is $39,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,8604.10%-0.75%
201564,120-5.38%-
201467,5703.40%-
201365,270-3.20%-
201267,360--

Compare Chemists Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of chemists in six industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 waste treatment and disposal industry with an annual salary $71,490. The lowest paying industry is the remediation and other waste management services industry (annual salary $57,280). For detailed chemists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$71,490
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$67,950
Administrative and Support Services
$66,680
Employment Services
$62,550
Other Support Services
$60,230
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$57,280

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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