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Chemists Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,750
25th Percentile Wage
$58,250
50th Percentile Wage
$82,210
75th Percentile Wage
$113,690
90th Percentile Wage
$146,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $146,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.51
25th Percentile Wage
$28.00
50th Percentile Wage
$39.52
75th Percentile Wage
$54.66
90th Percentile Wage
$70.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $70.28. The median hourly salary is $39.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.51.

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
201682,21011.70%1.33%
201572,590-2.58%-
201474,460-0.43%-
201374,780-8.48%-
201281,120--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $64,510 to $98,210. The highest paying area for chemists in Massachusetts is Framingham with a median annual salary of $98,210. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $89,720). The lowest paying area is Worcester with a median annual salary of $64,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Framingham
$98,210
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$89,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$85,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$82,060
Barnstable Town
$77,910
Springfield
$77,250
Worcester
$64,510


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