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Chemists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of chemists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,830
25th Percentile Wage
$54,920
50th Percentile Wage
$68,310
75th Percentile Wage
$85,360
90th Percentile Wage
$113,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $113,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemists is $43,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,3103.43%5.34%
201565,9700.35%-
201465,7405.54%-
201362,100-4.12%-
201264,660--

Compare Chemists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of chemists in eight industries in the health care and social assistance 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 hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $86,120. The lowest paying industry is the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry (annual salary $64,360). For detailed chemists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Hospitals - Privately owned
$86,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$79,330
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$71,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$69,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$66,320
Hospitals - Local government owned
$66,320
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$65,330
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$64,360

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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