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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 among 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 Chemists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,140
25th Percentile Wage
$53,030
50th Percentile Wage
$72,860
75th Percentile Wage
$101,970
90th Percentile Wage
$132,550

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 $132,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.74
25th Percentile Wage
$25.49
50th Percentile Wage
$35.03
75th Percentile Wage
$49.03
90th Percentile Wage
$63.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.72. The median hourly salary is $35.03. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.74.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,860-2.94%0.25%
201575,000-0.15%-
201475,1108.65%-
201368,610-5.93%-
201272,680--

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 $84,250. The highest paying area for chemists in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $84,250. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $74,120). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$84,250
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$74,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$72,130
Champaign-Urbana
$64,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$63,230
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,970
Rockford
$56,820
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$38,300


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