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Chemists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,190
25th Percentile Wage
$50,460
50th Percentile Wage
$68,250
75th Percentile Wage
$95,790
90th Percentile Wage
$125,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,190.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,250
-6.75% -6.49%
2016
$72,860
-2.94% -
2015
$75,000
-0.15% -
2014
$75,110
8.65% -
2013
$68,610
-5.93% -
2012
$72,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Illinois ranges from $38,300 to $114,920. The highest paying area for chemists in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $114,920. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Springfield (mean annual salary $75,910). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$114,920
Springfield
$75,910
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$69,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$69,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$68,400
Rockford
$60,980
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,970
Decatur
$50,800
Champaign-Urbana
$48,790
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$38,300




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