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Chemical Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,850
25th Percentile Wage
$38,070
50th Percentile Wage
$48,900
75th Percentile Wage
$65,880
90th Percentile Wage
$81,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians 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) chemical technicians is $81,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical technicians is $32,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemical technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,900
3.60% 6.32%
2016
$47,140
-1.34% -
2015
$47,770
4.02% -
2014
$45,850
2.51% -
2013
$44,700
-2.48% -
2012
$45,810
- -

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

The average salaries of chemical technicians 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 chemical technician occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $79,180. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $39,260). For detailed chemical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$79,180
Federal government, including USPS
$76,850
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$51,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,000
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,900
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,410
State government, including schools and hospitals
$43,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$39,260

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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