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Chemists Salary in the Industry of Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)

The salary statistics and trend of chemists in the industry of federal, state, and local government (oes designation) are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare chemists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,820
25th Percentile Wage
$61,920
50th Percentile Wage
$88,460
75th Percentile Wage
$114,030
90th Percentile Wage
$140,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for chemists in the industry of federal, state, and local government (oes designation). 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 $140,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent chemists is $47,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemists in the industry of Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,460
2.67% 8.81%
2016
$86,100
2.18% -
2015
$84,220
0.04% -
2014
$84,190
2.65% -
2013
$81,960
1.57% -
2012
$80,670
- -

Table 3. Compare Chemists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of chemists in eight industries within the federal, state, and local government sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of chemists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$108,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$108,670
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$88,460
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$79,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,700
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$66,680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,620
State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,420

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