Chemical Technician Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical technicians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical technicians amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemical Technicians in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,750
25th Percentile Wage
$37,390
50th Percentile Wage
$47,790
75th Percentile Wage
$61,480
90th Percentile Wage
$75,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.27
25th Percentile Wage
$17.98
50th Percentile Wage
$22.98
75th Percentile Wage
$29.56
90th Percentile Wage
$36.15

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.15. The median hourly salary is $22.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.27.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemical technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,7905.88%13.50%
201544,980-3.02%-
201446,34020.24%-
201336,960-11.85%-
201241,340--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical technicians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical technicians in state of Illinois ranges from $42,910 to $54,090. The highest paying area for chemical technicians in Illinois is Rockford with a median annual salary of $54,090. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $53,620). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rockford
$54,090
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$53,620
Peoria
$51,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$46,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$45,200
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$42,910


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