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Chemists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of chemists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemists

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 salary for chemists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 paid 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 sector of federal, state, and local government 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
- -

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

The average salaries of chemists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $108,690. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $52,420). For detailed chemists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name 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

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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