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Chemical Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,690
25th Percentile Wage
$35,960
50th Percentile Wage
$44,190
75th Percentile Wage
$55,410
90th Percentile Wage
$65,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians 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) chemical technicians is $65,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical technicians is $31,690.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,1909.35%10.14%
201540,0604.19%-
201438,3800.94%-
201338,020-4.45%-
201239,710--

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

The average salaries of chemical technicians in six 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 chemical technician occupations is the general medical and surgical hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $57,390. The lowest paying industry is the ambulatory health care services industry (annual salary $40,690). For detailed chemical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,390
Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,120
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$56,120
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$40,780
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$40,690

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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